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Man fatally shot on Edens Expressway near Elston

The shooting happened at 12:18 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-94 near Elston Avenue, according to preliminary information from Illinois State Police.

A 17-year-old boy was shot July 21, 2021 in the Near West Side.
A person was killed in a shooting Oct. 5, 2020, on the Edens Expressway near Elston Avenue.
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All lanes reopened on the northbound Edens Expressway after a 21-year-old man was fatally shot early Monday on the Northwest Side.

The shooting happened at 12:18 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-94 near Elston Avenue, according to preliminary information from Illinois State Police.

The victim was dead at the scene and was not transported to a hospital, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

He was identified as Jose Alfredo Alcantar Herrera of Hollywood Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

All northbound lanes of the Edens were closed at Elston while authorities investigated, but reopened by 3:21 a.m., state police said.

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