Shooting Investigation on Route 53 After Victim Stopped Car on SB Route 53 Near the Algonquin Rd Exit


Expressway shooting southbound Route 53 south of Euclid Avenue near Rolling Meadows. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Police from Rolling Meadows, Illinois State Police Troopers, and firefighters and paramedics from Rolling Meadows and Palatine responded about 840 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2021 to a report of that a shooting victim pulled over to the right shoulder of the local lanes on southbound Route 53 just before the exit to Algonquin Road (Route 62) near Rolling Meadows.

The victim was reported to be female, and was treated and transported by Palatine Fire Department paramedics. Rolling Meadows firefighters and paramedics also responded to the scene.

The shooting victim was in a blue Honda Fit, and suffered a gunshot wound initially believed to be non-life-threatening. The exact location of the shooting was not released by officials, but initially was believed to be on the ramp from eastbound Euclid Avenue to southbound Route 53.

A bullet hole was discovered on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Illinois State Police did not shut down Route 53, but shut down both ramps from Euclid Avenue to southbound Route 53 until about 10:10. The right lane of Route 53 to the Algonquin Road exit and the exit ramp to Algonquin Road were also shut down. The Honda Fit was towed away, and all southbound lanes of Route 53, along with the ramp to Algonquin Road, were cleared and open about 10:25 a.m.


Any citizen witness or citizen with information about the shooting is urged to contact Illinois State Police District 2 investigators at 847-931-2405 or email [email protected]. Witnesses may remain anonymous.

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


Palatine Ambulance 84 on southbound Route 53 just before transport to a nearby hospital
Palatine Ambulance 84 on southbound Route 53 just before transport to a nearby hospital.

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