Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Bishop Ford During Morning Rush | NBC Chicago

Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Bishop Ford During Morning Rush

The roadway reopened by 7:45 a.m., according to Illinois State Police

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    Authorities say the incident stemmed from an argument in downtown Chicago. NBC Chicago's Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Thursday, May 21, 2015)

    A police investigation shut down the outbound Bishop Ford for more than two hours during rush hour Thursday morning.

    Illinois State Police say a shooting on the freeway's Stony Island ramp just before 5 a.m. prompted officials to close down the roadway south of the Dan Ryan Expressway between 95th and 103rd Streets. 

    Authorities say two men and a woman were involved in a verbal altercation with the two shooting suspects in downtown Chicago. The group attempted to leave the scene but the offenders followed them onto the Stony Island Ramp and fired multiple shots at their vehicle.  

    The shooters sped away and exited the expressway, police said. The victims went to a nearby police station and contacted Illinois State Police. 

    One of the victims was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

    The shooting investigation shut down the Bishop Ford between 95th and 103rd Streets, officials said. There was also no access to the freeway from Interstate 57.

    The roadway reopened by 7:45 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.

    Further details surrounding the shooting investigation weren't immediately available. 

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