CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police shut down southbound Lake Shore Drive from Hollywood Avenue to Fullerton Avenue for nearly three hours early Wednesday morning for a murder investigation.
A man in his 20s was shot around 3:45 a.m., police said. He was heading south on Lake Shore in a Lexus when another car pulled up next to him near Fullerton. Police said someone inside that car shot him several times.
"Yeah that's really scary. It's a little unsettling," said Christine Lagemann, a runner.
"That's very scary, especially in Lincoln Park. We run along the lake path here multiple times a week. That's just really disappointing to hear," said Kendra Churchill, another runner.
The Lexus crashed into a median. The driver was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not been released. A source said he was a documented gang member.
A man and woman were riding in the Lexus. They were not hurt.
Officers spent hours along Lake Shore Drive, souring the pavement for shell casings. Southbound Lake Shore Drive re-opened around 6:30 a.m.
"It's a surprise because you don't usually hear about that here. I run along the lakefront path four or five times a week and it's usually just really quiet. To see this kind of activity is a little bit disappointing," said Michael Ko, another runner.
"I don't know. I guess, my safety. I'm not as concerned about it. I don't really go around thinking that I'm not safe," said Ricci Oppenlander, a Chicagoan.
Area North detectives are investigating. No one is in custody. Investigators have not released any information about the suspect's car. null
Driver fatally shot on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Avenue