Devon Almon killed in second fatal shooting on Eisenhower Expressway in just six hours Thursday morning

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Devon Almon was shot and killed on the inbound Eisenhower Expressway late Thursday morning, the second fatal shooting in just over six hours on the West Side interstate.

Troopers responded to shots fired about 11:50 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-290 at Central Avenue, according to Illinois State Police.

A passenger in the vehicle, the 23-year-old Almon, was shot, and the driver took him to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, authorities said.

Almon, whose home address was not immediately known, was pronounced dead at 12:20 p.m., authorities said. The female driver was not wounded.

The ramp from I-290 eastbound to Central Avenue was closed for more than two hours after the shooting, but has since reopened.

It was the second fatal shooting on the expressway in about six hours.

Johnathan Ortiz, 22, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital after he and his girlfriend were shot while driving on outbound I-290 about 5:30 a.m. The woman was listed in critical condition.

There have been 41 shootings on Chicago-area expressways so far in 2016, police said. Last year, there were 39 all year.

Anyone who witnessed either of the shootings is asked to call state police at (847) 294-4400. Callers can remain anonymous.

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