Woman Shot Dead On Streeterville Sidewalk; Stray Bullet Flies Into Condo Owner’s Living Room

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A 25-year-old woman was shot to death early this morning near Lake Shore Drive and Ohio Street in Streeterville. No one is in custody.

Stray bullets from the shooting flew into a nearby condo building, with one bullet becoming entangled in a second-floor resident’s living room window blinds, a witness said.

Raven Lemons of North Lawndale was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital just after 3 a.m.  About 20 minutes earlier, she was shot once in the head as she stood on a sidewalk in the 500 block of East Ohio Street near a pedestrian tunnel that goes to the lakefront, according to police and a witness.

People were seen running from the area and a white sedan—possibly a Kia Optima—with four occupants sped away.

Detectives today were searching for a known man who is believed to have fled the scene. He may have been the intended target, a source said.

Four bullet casings were found in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive. In addition to the one that killed Lemons, other bullets flew into the entrance of the 540 North Lake Shore Drive condos; the window of a furniture store; and a woman’s second-floor living room.

No one else was injured.

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