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Man killed in Eisenhower Expressway shooting on West Side

The 27-year-old was westbound on I-290 about 12:07 a.m. on the ramp to Austin Boulevard when someone fired shots from another vehicle, Illinois State Police said.

A man died in a motorcycle crash July 4, 2021, near Schaumburg.
A man was shot dead May 22, 2021, on the Eisenhower Expressway.
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A man was fatally shot on the Eisenhower Expressway early Saturday on the West Side.

Jerry Thornton, 27, was westbound on Interstate 290 about 12:07 a.m. on the ramp to Austin Boulevard when someone fired shots from another vehicle, Illinois State Police said.

Thornton, of the Austin neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Loyola University Medical Center at 7:17 a.m., the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 29-year-old man who was riding in the vehicle suffered minor injuries, state police said. A third passenger, a 19-year-old man, was not injured.

The ramp to Austin was closed for hours as authorities investigated.