2 dead in Chicago Skyway shooting identified

Caroline Beck
June 22, 2017

Two people were shot and killed on a Chicago freeway in what authorities are investigating as a murder-suicide.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2sApXKA ) Lisa Fisher of Broadview and Christopher M. Pena of Chicago were arguing as they traveled on the Chicago Skyway around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. While the vehicle was still moving, the man allegedly jumped out and started shooting at the woman. The vehicle then crashed into a median separating the eastbound lanes from the westbound lanes, police said.

The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Pena, 30, got out of the auto while it was still moving, and fired several shots at Fischer, striking her in the body.

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As the officer shouted at the man to "stop", he pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, authorities said.

Chicago Skyway tollbooth at 88th Street.

The Illinois Department of Transportation fully closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 east of the Dan Ryan Expressway because of the police activity.

It happened around four this morning at the 87th Street toll booth in the eastbound lanes headed toward Indiana. The closure was not expected to be over until about 11 a.m., according to official IDOT traffic information.

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