VIDEO: Shooting investigation at south entrance and parking lot after one person was shot at the Palatine Walmart on Rand Road near Dundee Road [VIEWER DISCRETION].
Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:30 PM Tuesday to a shooting at Walmart, 1555 North Rand Road Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a person was shot in the face.
Initially police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that the shooter might be inside Walmart.
There is no threat inside the store, but witnesses say that three people were handcuffed inside the store. Apparently three people were arrested and placed in custody, or were detained for questioning. Early in the investigation, police reported there were no offenders were in custody.
The crime scene outside the store covered a wide area in two locations — just outside the south entrance, and about two to three parking lot aisles southeast of the Walmart store. Police were checking for casings on the pavement and bullet holes in parked vehicles nearby.
Blood-soaked materials one or two pools of blood were located just south of the south entrance on the sidewalk.
Palatine police say that on February 7, 2017 at approximately 7:30 pm, Palatine Police officers responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1555 N. Rand Rd. for the report of shots fired. In the parking lot, responding officers located a male victim who had been shot once. The victim was conscious and able to provide information to officers. Initial reports by witnesses indicated that the offenders were possibly inside the store. Officers searched the store and were able to determine that the offenders were no longer on scene.
The victim was transported by Palatine Fire Department firefighter/paramedics to Level Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Investigators continue to interview witnesses and follow up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palatine Police Department Investigators at 847-359-9000.
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