Illinois State Police

Shooting on I-57 Shuts Down Northbound Lanes for Hours

The expressway was closed from 127th Street to 119th Street until about 5:40 a.m.

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At least a dozen shell casings littered the northbound I-57 as state police shut down nearly 10 blocks of the expressway early Friday to investigate a report about shots fired near the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. 

At 1:48 a.m., officers responded to a call about gunshots heard on the I-57 near 119th Street, according to Illinois State Police. Two people were found inside a vehicle that had been shot at multiple times, but neither were hurt. 

The expressway was closed from 127th Street to 119th Street until about 5:40 a.m.

Details of the incident were not immediately available.

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