Illinois State Police Investigate Shots Fired Report on Route 53 Near Algonquin Rd, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows Area

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Illinois State Police responded about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday January 15, 2020 to a report of shots fired on Route 53 near Algonquin Road, according to a witness in the area. The witness reported that a vehicle was stuck by bullets, but it was unknown if the vehicle remained at the scene or stopped at another location.

Southbound IL-53/I-290(EB) was shut down about 6:15 p.m. and was re-opened about 7:10 p.m. Wednesday during an apparent investigation by Illinois State Police troopers.

No injuries were reported and no fire or ambulance units were dispatched in the area during the operation. Initially no details about the operation were released by Illinois State Police.

In an apparently unrelated incident, paramedics and police were evaluating a highly intoxicated male at the exit ramp from eastbound I-90 to Arlington Heights Road about 6:05 p.m. Wednesday January 15, 2020. It was initially unknown whether he was a pedestrian or a motorist.

The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.


FLASHBACK: A man was shot on Route 53 in approximately the same area on Saturday June 25, 2016. His injuries were reported to be non-life-threatening. Illinois State Police reported few details, stating the victim’s story about the incident was confusing.


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Southbound Route 53 closure January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Southbound Route 53 closure January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

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