Rolling Meadows Police Department investigators are questioning a person of interest after a male victim, age 30, was found shot in the chest on a parkway just north of Kirchoff Road in Rolling Meadows.
Police from Rolling Meadows responded just before 5:07 a.m. Sunday May 3, 2020 to a report of shots fired near Gateway Park at Kirchoff Road and New Wilke Road. Upon arrival, police discovered a person was shot in the chest near the west side of Gateway Park at Kirchoff Road and New Wilke Road. Firefighter/paramedics were dispatched at 5:07 a.m. The victim was down on the north parkway near the intersection of Kirchoff Road and Dove Street in Rolling Meadows. Police from Arlington Heights, Palatine and Inverness also responded for the shooting with the shooter at large.
Police performed CPR at the scene, and possibly used an AED at he scene. Paramedics from Rolling Meadows were seen performing CPR on the ground and on the ambulance gurney as the patient was moved into the ambulance. The victim was transported with life-threatening injuries to the nearest hospital — Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
An Arlington Heights Police Department K-9 search was deployed, and police turned their attention to the first house north of Gateway Park on the west side of New Wilke Road, where some people in a crowd were shouting at each other and at police officers. The K-9 team, along with several police officers with guns drawn, moved toward a detached garage and backyard at the second house north of Gateway Park. Police did not immediately have anyone in custody.
About an hour later police had one male handcuffed, after he was taken into custody at or near the first house north of Gateway Park. The male subject was taken to a police SUV and transported to Rolling Meadows Police Department Headquarters. Police did not initially confirm whether the person handcuffed was the person of interest.
Kirchoff Road was closed during the police operation. Later only the westbound lanes of Kirchoff Road were closed. A silver Toyota Corolla was towed to a police holding area for evidence. The Toyota had been parked in a driveway with the emergency flashers on, just west of Gateway Park. Initially it was unknown if that was the victim’s vehicle or another person’s vehicle.
Police also responded to the same house in Rolling Meadows for a shooting investigation Sunday, April 26, 2020 when at least one male victim was shot near the border of Rolling Meadows and Arlington Heights.
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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