Man Shot, Killed While Driving onto Dan Ryan: Cops

Authorities continue looking for the shooter

Thursday, Sep 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:36 AM CDT
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A man was shot and killed Wednesday night while driving onto the Dan Ryan Expressway, police said.

The 25-year-old, identified as Larry Porter of the 10000 block of South Parnell Avenue, was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee onto the southbound expressway just before midnight at 87th Street when shots were fired from another car, police said.

The driver was struck in the head. He lost control of the vehicle, crashing into an auto parts store in the 8600 block of South Lafayette Avenue, and was pronounced dead at the scene. The front seat passenger was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police closed the 87th Street ramp for several hours to investigate. Authorities continue looking for the shooter.

The incident marks the latest shooting this summer in Chicago. Over the holiday weekend, two people were killed and 24 injured, and nine were killed and 37 injured the weekend before.

In response, the city again partnered with federal patrol, gang, narcotics and vice units, as well as the United States Marshals Service, to curb crime in more violence-prone neighborhoods.

"We're making efforts I think to reduce the gang conflict, because it's gang-on-gang issues," Emanuel said Sunday on "Meet the Press." "It doesn't affect the whole city, but anywhere it happens we're going to be dealing with it."

Emanuel, who spoke Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, shortened his trip to Charlotte to monitor a potential teachers strike ahead of next week's strike deadline. The Chicago GOP called on him to skip the speech entirely.

"While violence rages in the streets of several Chicago neighborhoods and teachers threaten a walkout, our Mayor is paying attention to the wrong things," read a statement.
 

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