Half-mile of shell casings found, but no injuries as gunfire erupts on Lake Shore Drive

The gunfire reportedly began as the victim entered South Lake Shore Drive at Roosevelt. | Google

A gunman in a minivan unleashed a hail of bullets on another vehicle as they traveled on Lake Shore Drive outside of Soldier Field overnight. No one was injured, but police found shell casings spread over a half-mile stretch of the southbound drive. No one is in custody.

Police officers were investigating an abandoned vehicle that was crashed into a viaduct near 18th Street and Lake Shore Drive around 2:10 a.m. when they reported hearing gunfire to the north.

Moments later, a black Chevy Tahoe pulled up to the officers and the driver reported that he had been fired upon as he entered Lake Shore Drive at Roosevelt. The gunman shot from a blue Honda minivan as the vehicles continued south on the drive, the victim said. Police said the Tahoe was hit by at least seven rounds, but no one was injured.

Officers found a trail of shell casings in the southbound lanes that stretched from 1400 to 1800 South Lake Shore Drive.

Area Central detectives are investigating.
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