A 15-year-old girl was shot and killed while riding as a passenger in a Jeep on Lake Shore Drive in Lincoln Park at about 1:30am on Saturday. For those unfamiliar with Chicago, Lincoln Park is a wealthy neighborhood, and Lake Shore Drive runs alongside Chicago's beachfront. Stuff happens in Lincoln Park, but it's generally a safe neighborhood or, at least, as safe as any city neighborhood can be.
No motive was offered in the Tribune story, but educated guesses would include: the driver is a gang member who was the intended target, the driver was targeted, but it was a case of mistaken identity, the shooter was a jealous boyfriend or ex-boyfriend.
Besides the shooting itself, one disconcerting element in the story:
Lopez was riding in a Jeep with a 28-year-old man about 1:30 a.m. when someone in a black Nissan pulled up and fired, police said. ... [The girl's mother] said little about the man her daughter was with during the shooting, other than that he was her daughter's friend.
I'm sure the police are looking into the nature of that relationship.