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Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

22 June 2017

The eastbound lanes of the Chicago Skyway were shut down for almost six hours Wednesday morning, after a man shot and killed a woman, and then took his own life, police said.

The eastbound lanes of the Skyway were shut down for almost six hours as police investigated. While the vehicle was still moving, the man allegedly jumped out and started shooting at the woman.

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Chicago Fire Department crews were called to 8800 south on Eastbound Iterstate 90 about 4:15 a.m. for people shot and found two people dead at the scene, said fire department spokesman Walter Schroeder.

A spokesman for the Chicago Skyway Concession Co. which manages the tollway, told the Tribune that the two people were in their auto before the shooting. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

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The man then allegedly got out of the vehicle while it was still moving and fired multiple times and the woman. When police at the gate confronted him, he shot himself in the head.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says the eastbound lanes were closed east of the Dan Ryan Expressway. The Skyway reopened around 9:45 a.m.

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Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway