25-year-old Raven Lemons shot to death while celebrating her birthday near Ohio Street Beach in Streeterville

Raven Lemons was shot to death while celebrating her birthday early Sunday near the Ohio Street Beach in the Streeterville neighborhood on the Near North Side, but she may not have been the shooter’s intended target.

The 25-year-old Lemons was standing on the street with an acquaintance about 2:40 a.m. in the 500 block of East Ohio near the pedestrian tunnel to the lakefront, according to Chicago Police.

Then someone started shooting.

Lemons was struck in the head, and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She died there at 3:13 a.m.

Several stray bullets from the shooting struck the windows of a nearby condo building and furniture store, but no other injuries were reported.

Lemons, who lived in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood, was not believed to be the intended target. Police said they were looking for a known individual who may have been the target.

Her online profile said she worked as a bartender.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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