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1 dead, 2 hurt in I-57 shooting of people in 2 cars

The shooting happened early Friday near 119th Street.

Three people were wounded in a shooting March 5, 2021 on I-57 near 119th Street.
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A man was killed and two others seriously hurt in a shooting early Friday on Interstate 57 near 119th Street.

Occupants of two vehicles were wounded in the attack, which happened about 12:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

Video from media reports showed two cars riddled with dozens of bullet holes.

The wounded men drove to the 22nd District police station at 1900 W. Monterey Ave., state police said. Three men were then taken to hospitals, where one of them, an 18-year-old from South Holland, died. His name hasn’t been released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other two men, 29 and 31, were listed in serious condition, Chicago fire officials said. One was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, while another went to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

A woman in one of the vehicles was uninjured, state police said. All northbound lanes of I-57 were closed until 6:15 a.m. for an investigation.

Shootings on Chicago-area expressways more than doubled in 2020 over the previous year, according to state police. In February, the state allocated more than $12 million to state police to install high-definition cameras to help solve expressway shootings.

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