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Police seek passenger, witnesses after woman shot on Dan Ryan

Illinois State Police walk in formation, Friday morning, on the inbound I-94 Expressway near 79th Street, looking for evidence of the shooting that left one woman wounded. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

State police are looking to question a passenger who left the scene after a woman was shot while riding in a vehicle early Friday on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

A car was struck by gunfire just after 2 a.m. as it headed north on I-94 near 79th Street, according to a statement from Illinois State Police.

The driver then left the expressway and stopped the car in the first block of West 59th Street, Chicago police said.

A 24-year-old woman who was riding in the back seat was shot multiple times and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with injuries that were not thought to be life threatening, authorities said.

Illinois State Police and Chicago Police officers the scene where a woman was shot multiple times, Friday morning, in the first block of 59th Street. The shooting took place on I-94 Expressway near 76th Street. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

The driver, a 32-year-old man, was not injured, according to state police. Another male passenger left the scene before investigators arrived.

State police are seeking to talk to the passenger as well as anyone who may have witnessed the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call (847) 294-4400.

Illinois State Police officers shut down the inbound I-94 Expressway, Friday morning, looking for evidence of a shooting that happened that left a woman wounded. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

All northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan were shut down between 79th and 75th streets while authorities investigated. They were reopened at 7:11 a.m.

Illinois State Police investigate a stretch of the I-94 Expressway near 76th Street for evidence of a shooting that left a woman wounded, Friday morning. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times