Jeremy Scullark killed, man hurt when gunman opens fire on Chinatown feeder ramp off Dan Ryan Expressway

Chicago Sun-Times

Jeremy Scullark was killed and another man wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening on the Chinatown feeder ramp to the Dan Ryan Expressway on the South Side.

The shooting happened at 5:12 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-90/94 near Exit 53A, according to Illinois State Police.

The men were shot when another man got out of his vehicle on the Chinatown feeder ramp and fired shots into their vehicle, ISP said.

Scullark, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:24 p.m.; and the other man was taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, according to ISP and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A man was in custody in connection with the shooting, ISP said, but no charges had been filed as of Thursday morning.

While pursuing the suspect, Chicago Police officers were driving north on Shields Avenue with lights and sirens activated, when their squad car crashed into a vehicle that was heading east on 31st Street, according to Chicago Police.

Two officers were taken to a hospital, where one was listed in serious condition and the other was in good condition. Two people from the eastbound car, a 39-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said none of the injuries suffered in the crash were thought to be life-threatening.

Other officers apprehended the suspect after the crash and he was turned over to state police, Guglielmi said.

All lanes of I-90/94 at Cermak were closed for several hours for the investigation, but everything was reopened by 12:30 a.m. Thursday, ISP said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting was asked to call ISP at (847) 294-4400.

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