Woman Fatally Shot While Driving On Lake Shore Drive

A vehicle pulled alongside the woman's van and someone opened fire, police said

By Michelle Relerford
|  Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 12:36 PM CDT
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Police say shooting death of 32-year-old mother of four was not random. Emily Florez reports.

Police say shooting death of 32-year-old mother of four was not random. Emily Florez reports.

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A Chicago woman was shot and killed Friday morning while driving her van on the ramp from Lake Shore Drive to Interstate 55.

Illinois State Police said a 32-year-old woman and a 37-year-old female passenger were driving a white Dodge van south on Lake Shore Drive around 4:20 a.m. when the shooting occurred.

A brown, full-size van pulled alongside them as they entered the ramp to I-55 and someone opened fire with 10 to 14 rounds, shooting the driver, police said. The woman's van then crashed into the median. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The other woman was not injured and was taken into police custody for questioning. She is not considered a suspect.

Police said the shooting was related to gang and drug activity and was not random.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Police were still looking for the shooter and the shooting remained under investigation late Friday.

Anyone with information should call Illinois State Police at 847-294-4400.

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