Girl killed, man hurt in LSD shooting in Lincoln Park

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A 15-year-old girl and man were shot as they were on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton early Saturday. The girl died. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

A 15-year-old girl was killed and a man wounded in a shooting on Lake Shore Drive in the Lincoln Park neighborhood early Saturday.

Veronica Lopez and the 28-year-old man were in a vehicle in the 2400 block of North Lake Shore Drive just before 1:30 a.m. when a black Nissan pulled alongside them and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

They took themselves to Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, but Lopez was later transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:59 a.m., authorities said. She lived in the 5100 block of West Fullerton.

The man was shot in the arm and suffered a graze wound to the head, police said. His condition had stabilized.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Lopez does not appear to be the intended target of the shooting. The two people in the car with her during the shooting are both documented gang members, and investigators believe the shooting was either gang- or road rage-related.

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