The victim in a fatal shooting at a Halloween party at a Lake Forest home is identified as Shaft Wilson, Jr. according to his father.
Lake Forest police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:04 AM Sunday October 29, 2017 to a report of a person shot at a large house party at 1330 West Estate Lane East, Lake Forest, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report of a person shot and killed, and possibly a second gunshot victim down at the scene or nearby. The other person injured was a 20-year-old female who was injured when she was trampled as people fled the gunshots.
About 12:10 a.m. Sunday, and early in the confusion of the scene, there was a report of a second gunshot victim at Lawrence Avenue and Oak Knoll, north of the crime scene, but their was no second gunshot victim.
Early in the response to the incident, there was one man confirmed dead at the scene — outside of the house. Apparently, there was an argument involving several people, when an offender started shooting. The house is located at the end of a long driveway, and is secluded by many trees on the lot. Estate Lane East is a dead-end street with ten homes on the street and cul-de-sac. The neighborhood is located in southwest Lake Forest, with the house less than one mile east of I-94 and exactly one mile north of Half Day Road.
A warming vehicle was requested at Oak Knoll north of Old Mill, where about eight people were reported at risk of hypothermia while standing on Oak Knoll, just north of Old Mill Road.
There was a report that there was a large group of people outside near the scene that refused to leave. Police set up a large perimeter with police tape, keeping anyone from passing north of the intersection of Oak Knoll and Old Mill.
Deerfied police, Highland park police, Lake county Sheriff office, Libertyville police, Lincolnshire police, and Northbrook police also responded to the scene.
The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force and a Lake County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit were called to the scene in the early morning hours to attempt to track a suspect and/or evidence.
Police also blocked Estate Lane at Everett Road.
Police urge anyone with information about the shooting the call Lake Forest Police Department at 847-810-3818 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
FIRE/MEDIC UNITS ASSIGNED …
EMS: A422 A421
SPECIAL: 280 “warming bus”
Staging: Oak Knoll and Old Mill
See also …
Chicago Tribune Man shot dead at Lake Forest House party shooting (Paid unlimited access may be required.)
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