Drivers report windows “shot out” in Lincoln Park, Streeterville

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A gunman fired on a vehicle as it traveled along Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park early Monday, police said. Investigators are also exploring a similar case reported in Streeterville overnight.

In the Lincoln Park incident, a 21-year-old driver told police that he was driving northbound on the 1700 block of North Lake Shore Drive when he heard two gunshots around 12:23 a.m. The rear window of his GMC Yukon shattered, but neither he nor his female passenger was injured.

Police did not know if the alleged gunman was in another vehicle or on foot.

Then, around 4:40 a.m., police met with a man near Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street who said the rear window of his vehicle shattered after he heard a single gunshot.

The man said the incident happened as he drove on Ontario Street after leaving the W Hotel Lakeshore, 644 North Lake Shore Drive, minutes earlier.

As of 5 a.m., police classified both incidents as criminal damage to property.

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