Woman Shot Accidentally in Community Garden
Police and firefighter/paramedics from North Chicago responded about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 to a report that two people were shot in the block of 2000 Greenfield Avenue in North Chicago.
Police on arrival discovered an 18-year-old male shot in the head and unresponsive, and a 77-year-old female shot in the leg.
The 18-year-old male victim was dead at the scene.
The 77-year-old woman, who was gardening nearby in the North Chicago Community Garden, was shot in her leg by a stray bullet. She was transported to a local hospital with a wound that was initially believed to be non-life-threatening.
09/06/20 8:50PM @NCPD_Police and @LakeCoILSheriff and Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating a shooting 200 block of Greenfield Ave. At least one person was shot. Unknown condition. Video Now @CapturedNews pic.twitter.com/TgZfXMlqet
— cu-images (@ImagesCu) September 7, 2020
The initial police investigation indicates that the male shooter arrived in a vehicle about 7:15 p.m. on Greenfield Avenue near 20th Street in a residential neighborhood. He exited the vehicle and shot the teen in the roadway, according to the Lake County Major Crimes Taskforce.
The identity of the 18-year-old victim was not initially released.
Police did not initially release a description of the offender’s vehicle.
The North Chicago Community Garden is located at the southeast corner of Greenfield Avenue and 20th Street on North Chicago’s near north side.
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