OAKBROOK, Ill. - A man is dead and another man was wounded in a shooting on Interstate 88 near Oakbrook Terrace early Sunday morning, authorities said. Two others were injured in the crash following the shooting.
The incident reportedly occurred around 1:15 a.m. in the eastbound lanes on Interstate 88 near milepost 138.9 (York Road) in DuPage County.
Illinois State Troopers responded to the scene of a reported shooting at the above and, upon arrival, Troopers found an adult male passenger inside a crashed vehicle with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Two additional occupants of the car, an adult male and an adult female, were treated for injuries sustained from the traffic crash after the vehicle was fired upon. The man with the gunshot wounds was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
During their investigation, Troopers learned that another adult male in another car also sustained gunshot wounds due to the shooting. He had been driven to a hospital for treatment prior to the Troopers arriving at the scene. His injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening.
Initial reports believed the shooting began somewhere around Route 83 and continued east to approximately York Road before the vehicle crashed, but we're unable to confirm that information.
Police indicated that, while the incident remains under investigation, they are looking for an unknown vehicle at this time. They encouraged anyone who witnessed the shooting or anyone who has any knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the ISP by phone at 630-241-6800, or email at ISP.CrimeTips@Illinois.gov.
Witnesses can remain anonymous.
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