A man was shot in the leg Wednesday night, in what police said began as a road rage incident in north suburban Lake Forest.
Police investigators learned that the man who was shot Wednesday night on Route 41 in Lake Forest was involved in an altercation with the driver of a white Dodge Charger while stopped at a red light, when both drivers exited their cars, got into a fight and each fired shots at the other.
A police investigation with the assistance of a Northbrook Police Department K-9 unit, recovered a handgun near the scene and several rounds on the ground.
Police and firefighter/paramedics from Lake Forest responded about 8:02 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to a report that a person was shot in a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Route 41 north of Route 60. Police found a man down on the ground, shot in the leg and bleeding. Police immediately determined the scene was secure, rendered aid to the gunshot victim, and informed paramedics they could move up to the scene.
The male victim shot was treated by Lake Forest paramedics and transported to a nearby hospital.
The offender’s vehicle was described as a white Dodge Charger with two Mexican flags in the back window. The white Dodge Charger may have gunshot damage to the rear window. Initially the Charger was described as a black Dodge Charger.
The driver was described as a male/Hispanic wearing a white shirt.
A passenger was described as a male/Hispanic wearing a blue striped shirt.
The passenger was last seen on foot from the scene, and the driver and offender’s vehicle were last seen westbound (on Route 60) from the scene.
Southbound US 41 remained closed in the area for investigation of the shooting with one wounded. The victim’s vehicle was a dark blue or black older model Chevrolet Tahoe that was hauling a boat on a trailer.
The crime is reported to have occurred about 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Lake Forest Police Department urges anyone with information about the shooting to contact Det. Adam Milczarek at 847-810-3810.
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