Apparent Murder-Suicide on Chicago Skyway Leaves 2 Dead: Police - NBC Chicago

Apparent Murder-Suicide on Chicago Skyway Leaves 2 Dead: Police

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    It was a chaotic scene on the Chicago Skyway on Wednesday morning as two people were shot and killed, shutting down traffic for hours. Now, the full story behind the murder-suicide is being revealed. NBC 5’s Ash-Har Quraishi reports. (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    A shooting that left two people dead and shut down eastbound lanes of the Chicago Skyway during morning rush hour was an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said. 

    The shooting happened around 4:15 a.m. near the 87th Street Toll Plaza, according to police. 

    A 30-year-old man was found shot in the head and a 49-year-old woman was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, Chicago police said. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. 

    Police said the incident appeared to be a domestic-related murder-suicide. 

    Shooting on Chicago Skyway Leaves 2 Dead

    [CHI] Shooting on Chicago Skyway Leaves 2 Dead

    A shooting on the Chicago Skyway early Wednesday morning left two people dead and shut down eastbound lanes of the roadway during the morning rush hour. Lauren Petty reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    Citing preliminary investigation, authorities said the man and woman were in a vehicle traveling eastbound on the roadway when the woman exited the car and fled.

    The man then allegedly got out of the vehicle while it was still moving and fired multiple times and the woman. 

    The car crashed into a wall on the Skyway and a police officer arrived at the scene to find the man running back toward the car. 

    As the officer shouted at the man to "stop," he pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, authorities said. 

    The eastbound lanes of the roadway remained closed several hours after the shooting, which also shut down the ramp from the soutbound Dan Ryan Expressway. It reopened just before 10 a.m. 

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