Death investigation at Greenwood Drive and Greenwood Drive East in unincorporated Des Plaines
Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighter/paramedics from Niles Fire Department and North Maine Fire Protection District responded about 9:16 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2020 to a report of a ‘man down’ in the block of 9500 Greenwood Drive in unincorporated Des Plaines (Maine Township).
UPDATE: According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, a 20-year-old man was found with an apparent gunshot wound in the block of 9500 Greenwood Drive Friday night in unincorporated Maine Township. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Cook County Sheriff’s Police are investigating, and the investigation is ongoing.
The victim may have been shot at a location east of the Greenwood Drive location near Xsport Fitness on Milwaukee Avenue in Niles. Cook County Sheriff’s investigators are also investigating details at the other scene.
According to Cook County Sheriff’s police, the shooting may have occurred in the block of 9200 North Milwaukee Avenue. Police are seeking information about a white SUV with tinted windows last seen in the area between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cook County Sheriff’s Police at 708-865-4896.”
Cook County Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics arrived to find a man deceased at the scene. Cook County Sheriff’s crime scene investigators arrived, and were working at the crime scene well after midnight taking photographs of the victim and the scene.
The victim, located at the northeast corner of Greenwood Drive and Greenwood Drive East near a stop sign, appeared to have suffered a severe head injury and severe blood loss. Initially, there was no confirmation obtained by Cardinal News of a gun-related crime. Also, no casings markers were visible at the scene. The Cook County Sheriff’s office did not initially release any information regarding the investigation.
The victim appeared to be an adult male.
The residential neighborhood of single-family homes, where the crime scene was located, is just southwest of Golf Road and Greenwood Road, and just northwest of the Golf Mill Shopping Center in Niles.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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