1 person shot to death on Eisenhower Expressway, 2 badly wounded

The shooting happened near Dame Avenue, according to the Illinois State Police, who were investigating a bullet-riddled vehicle believed to have been involved.

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Illinois State Police with help from Chicago Police Department investigate a vehicle parked in front of Rush Hospital with bullet holes all over it, that was involved in a shooting on I-290 near Ashland Avenue where 3 people were shot, 1 fatally, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

The Illinois State Police and Chicago police officers check a bullet-riddled vehicle outside Rush University Medical Center that was involved in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway near Ashland Avenue Friday night that left one person dead and two in critical condition.

Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times

A person was killed in a shooting Friday night on the Eisenhower Expressway that also left two others wounded.

Paul Anthony Harris III, 17, was shot around 8:30 p.m. near Damen Avenue, according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. and closed down a stretch of Interstate 290 for about four hours while troopers investigated, according to Illinois State Police officials.

Chicago police later notified state police investigators that three people wounded in the shooting had been located at a nearby hospital, officials said. Harris was later pronounced dead, but the other two were expected to survive.

A vehicle believed to have been involved in the shooting was seen parked outside Rush University Medical Center Friday night with about a dozen bullet holes in the windshield, a driver-side window shot out and a bullet hole on the passenger side.

Illinois State Police work the scene where 3 people were shot, 1 fatally on I-290 near South Ashland Ave, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.

The Illinois State Police at the scene of a shooting Friday night on the Eisenhower Expressway near South Ashland Avenue in which three people were shot. One was killed, the other hospitalized in critical condition.

Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times


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