Shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway: Canal I-290 opened at Canal Street after it was closed due to an investigation by Illinois state police

CHICAGO (WLS) – A man has died and part of the Eisenhower freeway was closed for hours on Friday afternoon while police investigate a reported shooting.

Illinois State Police said the I-290 canal was reopened on Canal Street between the Jane Byrne Junction and the Old Post Office.

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Police responded to the area around 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department said a man about 20 years old was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The ISP is investigating officials with the help of Chicago police.

In 2019, Illinois state police responded to 52 highway shootings on Chicagoland highways in Cook County. The ISP said there were 112 shootings this year, including a Friday case.

This is an evolving story and the police have not provided any further information yet. We will update as more information becomes available.

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