Police Investigate Shooting, Crash Near Dan Ryan Exit Ramp

Chicago police are trying to piece together a chaotic string of events that ended with a person shot and a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on the South Side.

Officers initially responded to a report of shots fired about 4 p.m. near 43rd Street and Wentworth Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood, police said. Two vehicles involved in that shooting fled south on Interstate 94 before exiting the expressway at Garfield Boulevard.

As the two fleeing vehicles approached 55th Street, they were involved in a crash with a third vehicle, police said. Several people ran from the two fleeing vehicles and have not been taken into custody. Two guns were recovered from inside one of the fleeing vehicles.

A spokeswoman for police initially said one person was in custody.

About the same time, police said a man was shot in his right ear near the scene of the crash.

Paramedics later found that man about a mile away from the crash near 54th and Halsted streets and took him to University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Police could not immediately say whether the two incidents were connected as detectives continued to investigate.

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