Man shot at driver after road rage incident on Kennedy Expressway, prosecutors say

William Wesley | Illinois State Police; Multiplottr

CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago man is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a driver during a road rage incident on the Kennedy Expressway over the weekend.

According to an Illinois State Police investigative report, a 47-year-old woman was driving on the outbound Kennedy near Division Street when she got into a conflict with another driver around 1:57 a.m. Sunday.

The woman said she continued driving, then heard about eight gunshots and saw a man shooting at her from a white sedan that a woman was driving, the report said. She exited at Belmont and called for help.

State troopers said they found seven bullet holes along the passenger side of the woman’s car and another bullet hole on the tailgate.

Investigators used license plate readers to identify the gunman’s vehicle and located it a short time later on the outbound Dan Ryan near 63rd Street, the ISP report said.

Troopers pulled the car over and detained its three occupants—two women and 28-year-old William Wesley of Chicago Heights. The police report said investigators impounded the woman’s car and recovered six 9-millimeter shell casings. It said Wesley admitted to firing several rounds at the woman’s car.

Judge Maryam Ahmad held Wesley without bail on one count of attempted murder.

His felony background includes a robbery and three burglaries in 2014, according to Cook County court records.

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