A Chicago police officer directs traffic as state police investigate a shooting on State Street next to the Dan Ryan on 87th Street. (Abel Uribe/Tribune)
A man was struck by gunshots fired from another vehicle on the Dan Ryan Expressway this afternoon, according to Illinois State Police. The incident happened at about 12:20 p.m. near 91st Street and the car ended up in the middle of the intersection at 87th and State Streets.
The shooting happened on the northbound Dan Ryan at 91st Street, according to Lieutenant Luis Gutierrez. The offenders drove alongside the victims' car from the left side and opened fire, striking the driver a 34-year-old man multiple times.
The driver was listed in serious, but stable condition at Stroger, while the man's 18-year-old female passenger, who suffered cuts from glass debris, was listed in fair condition at Trinity, Gutierrez said.
The offending vehicle is believed to be a gray minivan with tinted rear windows with a partial license plate of "GL."
Police were unsure of what the shooting stemmed from, Gutierrez said.
After the shooting the man drove the car up to surface streets, where it came to rest at 87th and State. After the incident state and Chicago police were seen examining a white sedan in the middle of the intersection.
The car is a Chevy Impala, and it appeared that a front driver-side window and back passenger window were shot out. A tire had been flattened.
Records indicated that it is a rental car. Police are searching for the vehicle from which the shots were fired.