Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

Kari Scott
June 22, 2017

Chicago police were investigating the scene where two people were shot and killed on the Chicago Skyway early Wednesday.

The lanes were reopened by 10:00am. After they drove through the 87th Street toll gate, the woman got out of the vehicle and the man followed her wielding a gun, and shot her. The auto eventually crashed into a wall near the toll plaza.

Pena then got out of his auto while it was still running to chase after Fischer, firing several gunshots at her, police said.

The number of shootings on Chicago-area expressways has climbed from nine in 2012 to 54 a year ago, according to the state police. Nobody else was injured.

The shooting happened around 4:15 a.m. near the 87th Street Toll Plaza, according to police.

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Guglielmi said investigators believe that the two were married but they were continuing to try to verify their identities.

Police said the incident appeared to be a domestic-related murder-suicide. He then got back into the auto and shot himself in the head.

The officer told the man to stop, and the man took out a gun and shot himself in his head, police said.

The Illinois Department of Transportation closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 east of the Dan Ryan Expressway for much of the morning because of the police activity.

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