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Man shot to death on I-57 on Far South Side

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A man was shot to death Monday night while driving on I-57 in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Maurice Johnston, 37, was driving a silver van in the 11000 block of South Hamlet near the I-57 on-ramp about 8:35 p.m. when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The van continued north onto I-57 before coming to a stop near 108th Street, police said.

Johnston, of the 11500 block of South Wentworth, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:47 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The far right lanes of northbound I-57 were temporarily closed between 111th and 109th streets as police investigated the shooting, according to Illinois State Police.

Including Monday night’s homicide, police have investigated 19 shootings on Chicago highways in 2016.