By Dee Longfellow

For The Elmhurst Independent

According to a press release from Police Chief Michael Ruth and the City of Elmhurst, the Elmhurst Police Department was investigating a roadway shooting incident that occurred on St. Charles Road and the I-290 Expressway on Friday, Jan. 16, at approximately 2:30 a.m. 

The victim reported observed a silver sedan following the victim’s vehicle driving west on the I-290 expressway from Chicago. 

According to police, the silver sedan continued following as the victim exited the ramp to westbound St. Charles Road.  As the victim merged onto St. Charles Road, the silver vehicle pulled alongside of the victim and the unknown offender began firing gunshots at the victim’s vehicle.  The victim’s vehicle was struck with several bullets. The victim was not injured. 

The victim reported last seeing the suspect vehicle perform a U-turn and proceed east on St. Charles Road, possibly onto eastbound I-290, immediately after the shooting. 

The interchange at St. Charles Road and I-290 was closed until approximately 5:30 a.m. on Friday evening, as evidence technicians searched for and collected evidence at the scene. 

Elmhurst detectives are investigating the incident.  The suspect vehicle is described as:

A silver 1995 to 2003 BMW 5 series 4-door sedan with tinted windows.

Anyone with video footage or information about this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police Department at 630-530-3050.


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