2 dead in Chicago Skyway shooting identified

Posted June 22, 2017

Police in Chicago are investigating the shooting deaths of a man and a woman in an apparent murder-suicide that shut down a major highway during morning rush hour on Tuesday. It reopened just before 10 a.m.

The man then jumped out after the woman did and shot her, according to the Chicago Tribune. The vehicle eventually crashed into a wall near the toll plaza. The expressway connects Chicago and Indiana.

Pena, 30, got out of the vehicle while it was still moving, and fired several shots at Fischer, striking her in the body. Nobody else was injured.

Chicago police said a auto was headed east on the Skyway near the toll plaza at 88th Street shortly after 4 a.m., when 49-year-old Lisa Fischer jumped out and began running away.

Guglielmi said investigators believe that the two were married but they were continuing to try to verify their identities.

The auto crashed into a wall on the Skyway and a police officer arrived at the scene to find the man running back toward the vehicle. He says witnesses told investigators that the two were shouting at each other shortly before the woman was shot. The woman was found with several gunshot wounds and the man was found with a gunshot wound to the head.

This story will be updated.