Two men killed in overnight shooting on I-55 near Chinatown

The driver and passenger were shot at, then crashed shortly before midnight in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Wentworth Avenue, Illinois State Police said.

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Two men were shot to death while driving on the Stevenson Expressway Tuesday night near Chinatown on the South Side.

The driver and passenger were shot at and then crashed their car shortly before midnight in the southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Wentworth Avenue, Illinois State Police said.

They both suffered life-threatening wounds from gunfire and were pronounced dead, state police said.

One of the men was identified as Erick Macedo, 21, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other man, also 21, was identified as Felix Geron.

Lanes were closed for five hours while state police investigated.

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