CHICAGO (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was shot on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago near Grant Park late Thursday night — at least the third shooting on the famous road along Lake Michigan since At the beginning of April.
Police say the girl, who had her learner’s license, had stopped the van she was driving at a red light when an unidentified man fired shots into the vehicle, hitting her in the abdomen.
Witnesses told police they saw no altercations between anyone in the girl’s vehicle and anyone in the vehicle from which the shots were fired.
Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan told reporters Friday the girl is expected to survive.
The shooting comes after a 20-year-old man was shot in the face just after midnight Sunday while driving on Lake Shore Drive. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized. No arrests in either shooting have been made, police said.
On April 6, in what police said was a road rage attack, a 22-month-old girl was shot in the head while driving a car with her grandmother and a man. She was seriously injured but survived. A suspect has been arrested in this attack.
After the most recent shootings, the police department added patrols to Lake Shore Drive, Police Superintendent David Brown said.
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