State police are asking the public for tips after a gunman crashed into a 65-year-old Ingleside man’s car and shot at him multiple times on Interstate 94 near Deerfield on Sunday.
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, a 65-year-old Ingleside man, was traveling eastbound I-94 in his 2020 Honda Civic when a vehicle, who he did not know, shot at him.
State police said the victim reported the suspect vehicle was a blue Chevrolet passenger car and it rear-ended him just prior to the shooting.
The blue Chevrolet fled the scene after firing at least three or four gunshots, according to the police 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.
Paramedics evaluated the victim, who was treated on the scene and did not need transport to the hospital.
All eastbound lanes of I-94 from Route 22 were closed for the shooting investigation until 3:10 p.m. Sunday.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any knowledge of the shooting is asked to contact the Illinois State Police at 630-241-6800, Extension 5028. Callers can remain anonymous.