VIDEO: Drive-by shooting scene at Baldwin Greens apartment complex view down North Green Lane North from Baldwin Road in Palatine.
Palatine police responded about 11:45 p.m. Sunday April 28, 2019, a report of shots fired in the block of 1900 of N. Green Lane North in Palatine. The location is the Baldwin Greens apartment complex on North Green Lane North just west of Baldwin Road about one-half mile north of Dundee Road. Upon arrival Palatine police officers found two male victims with apparent gun shots wounds. A 15-year-old male victim was struck in the upper torso and foot, and a 19-year-old male victim was struck in the hand and foot.
Both victims were transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge by Palatine Fire Department firefighter/paramedics. As of the Monday afternoon report, the 15-year-old victim, who was shot in the upper torso and foot remains in critical, but stable, condition following surgery. The 19-year-old victim is in the hospital in stable condition.
Pursuant to the investigation by the Palatine Police Department, it was learned that both victims were standing near the entrance to an apartment building on N. Green Lane North waiting to complete a drug transaction when the offender walked towards them and began firing multiple shots. The shooter ran from the scene to a waiting vehicle in a nearby parking lot. The shooting is believed to be gang-related and the victims were targeted.
Around midnight, police blocked N Green Lane North at Baldwin Road and set up yellow crime scene tape around an area directly in front of the apartment building. By morning a white tent was set up at the front of the apartment building between the parking lot and the entrance — likely the area where the shots were fired and the teens were hit by bullets.
The investigation is ongoing as Palatine police investigators continue to actively work the case. Anyone who may have information concerning this case is encouraged to contact the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000 or Palatine/Inverness Crime Stoppers at 847-590-7867.
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