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.

SHARE Man fatally shot on Edens Expressway near Elston
Seven people were killed including five children in a crash July 31, 2022 in McHenry County.

A person was killed in a shooting Oct. 5, 2020, on the Edens Expressway near Elston Avenue.

File photo

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.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

The Latest
Sueños Music Festival has returned to Chicago for a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza in Grant Park.
Just after 3 p.m., paramedics responded to the hotel at 333 N. Dearborn St. and found the 23-year-old officer and another person wounded, officials said.
The Rev. John Hannah, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church Southeast, led hundreds in the “Prayer on the 9” march.
A person was found dead just after midnight in the 5700 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to police.