|Eisenhower Expressway, Chicago|
From ABC Chicago:
Chicago-area highways are getting more dangerous, and it's not because of traffic accidents. Shootings on local expressways have more than doubled in the past year.Gang activity is of course to blame for most of the shootings.
When the ABC7 I-Team first dug up the numbers last May, the majority of highways shootings were happening overnight. Now, new records show the danger on the road is creeping into rush hour.
Two days ago on I-57, a BMW was riddled with bullets and its driver crashed into a concrete wall as he tried avoid the gunfire - the latest sign of a surge in shootings on Chicago-area highways.
In 2010, there were just 6 expressway shootings. Four years later, the number jumped to 19. And just-released numbers show that last year, there were 40 shootings on local expressways.
The good news, for me at least, is the expressway that is just two blocks from my home, the Edens, recorded no shootings in 2015.