Pregnant Woman Among 3 Shot on Chicago Expressway

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014  |  Updated 11:57 AM EDT
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Three people were injured during a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday morning, offiicals said. Regina Waldroup reports.

Three people were injured during a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Saturday morning, offiicals said. Regina Waldroup reports.

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Three people were injured, including a pregnant woman, early Saturday morning after a gunman opened fire into an SUV that broke down along a Chicago expressway, officials said.

Illinois State Police said a 2008 Buick SUV broke down just before 1:30 a.m. on a southbound ramp to 71st Street off of Interstate 94.

While the Buick was waiting for help, a black Dodge Charger with orange stripes pulled up and began to shoot inside the Buick, police said.

The 27-year-old driver of the car was shot four times in his upper extremities while two female passengers in the car, one of them pregnant, were struck several times, police said.

A 19-year-old woman in the back of the car was shot six times in her lower body and a 24-year-old pregnant woman was shot three times in her lower body, police said.

The three victims were taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, police said.

A fourth passenger in the front seat of the car was not harmed.

The exit ramp to 71st Street was shut down following shooting but was reopened just before 7 a.m.

The Illinois State Police is asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the ISP Chicago District at (847) 294-4400.

At least two people have been killed and four others injured in shootings across Chicago since Friday.

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