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Minor injuries reported after gunman crashes into vehicle, fires multiple shots on I-94 near Deerfield

Police direct traffic to turn around following a shooting on Interstate 94 near Duffy Lane in Deerfield Sunday morning. | Photo: Craig / Captured News.

A victim suffered minor non-gunshot-related injuries after a gunman crashed into the victim’s car and fired several shots at the victim on Interstate 94 near Deerfield Sunday morning.

The Illinois State Police responded around 11:51 a.m. Sunday to Interstate 94 eastbound at milepost 23 in Lake County for a report of a shooting.

Illinois State Police Trooper Gabriela Ugarte said that troopers from District 15 responded to the call and shut down all eastbound lanes from Half Day Road to milepost 23.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim, an adult male, was traveling eastbound I-94 in his 2020 Honda Civic when a vehicle, who he did not know, shot at him.

According to police radio traffic, the victim reported that the suspect vehicle was a blue Chevrolet passenger car and it rear-ended him just prior to the shooting.

Police and fire crews block traffic following a shooting on Interstate 94 near Duffy Lane in Deerfield Sunday morning. | Photo: Craig / Captured News.

The blue Chevrolet fled the scene after firing at least three or four gunshots, according to the radio traffic.

The male victim suffered cuts from the broken windshield glass but was not struck by the gunfire. The Deerfield-Bannockburn Fire Protection District also responded to the incident.

Troopers arrived on the scene and confirmed at least three bullet holes in the victim’s vehicle. 

All eastbound lanes of I-94 from Route 22 remain closed for the shooting investigation as of 2 p.m. Sunday.