Two cars (but no people) shot on Lake Shore Drive

Two vehicles, but no people, were shot Saturday afternoon when a motorist opened fire on Lake Shore Drive near the Diversey bridge, according to Chicago police.

The lakefront park just east of the drive was filled with people who were enjoying beautiful summertime weather at the time of the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing people lie down on the ground to protect themselves when the shots rang out around 4:50 p.m.

Police confirmed that a man fired shots from a very dark gray Dodge Charger as he traveled northbound on the drive. One motorist exited at Belmont and reported the shooting to an officer who is stationed at the lakefront path. That driver’s car had a bullet hole in it.

Another driver called 911 to report a bullet hole in their car after they arrived home in Lincoln Square shortly after the shooting.

Cops found five shell casings near the Diversey bridge’s pedestrian path.

Police did not provide any description of the gunman. Area Three detectives are investigating.

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