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Lake Shore Drive Shooting Kills 15-Year-Old Girl, Wounds Man, Police Say

CHICAGO — A shooting on Lake Shore Drive early Saturday left a 15-year-old girl dead and a 28-year-old man wounded, police said.

At 1:30 a.m., the two were driving in the 2400 block of North Lake Shore Drive when a black Nissan pulled up and someone inside fired shots at them, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The girl was shot multiple times and the man's head was grazed and he was shot in his arm, Lemmon said. They drove to St. Joseph Hospital, where the the man's condition was not released but he was listed as "stable," Lemmon said. The girl was transferred to Illinois Masonic Hospital and was pronounced dead.

The girl was identified as Veronica Lopez, according to Cook County Medical Examiner's Office records. No further information was immediately available.

The man was a documented gang member and a convicted felon, police said.

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