Eisenhower Expressway

Eastbound Eisenhower Reopens After ‘Officer-Involved Shooting'

The eastbound Eisenhower Expressway has reopened in suburban Bellwood after a suspect was shot by a police officer Thursday.

According to Total Traffic, Interstate 290 was blocked between 25th Avenue and Mannheim due to an accident that occurred at the end of a police pursuit on the expressway. It was closed just after 4 p.m., and reopened at 9 p.m., authorities said.

Traffic is currently jammed back to Ashland Avenue, and it is unclear when the roadway will reopen.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability confirmed that it is responding to the shooting. A source tells NBC 5's Vi Nguyen that officers were pursuing a suspect on the roadway Thursday afternoon, and that as they tried to take the suspect into custody one of the officers opened fire, striking the suspect.

It is not known at this time what led to the shooting.

The Westchester Fire Department, one of the departments assisting at the scene, says that it has transported multiple individuals to local hospitals, but did not elaborate on the identities or conditions of those individuals.

Illinois State Police are on the scene assisting the Chicago Police Department, who is helping lead the investigation.

Originally all outbound lanes of the Eisenhower were closed due to the crash. At approximately 4:34 p.m. all inbound (eastbound) lanes were closed for the investigation.

Stay tuned to NBC 5 for more updates on this breaking story.

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