Police and firefighter/paramedics from Gurnee responded about 5:50 p.m. Monday, October 5, 2020 to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of Dilleys Road and Nations Drive in the central area of Gurnee and a few blocks north of Six Flags Great America (mentioned for location reference only). Gurnee police officers immediately located a juvenile male with a gunshot wound to the leg. The Gurnee Fire Department provided emergency medical treatment and transported the victim to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. The victim’s injuries were not initially considered life-threatening.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim had a pre-arranged meeting with acquaintances in a parking lot near the intersection of Stearns School Road and Dilleys Road, less than a mile north of the address where the victim was located. An altercation erupted, and the acquaintances fired shots at the victim, striking him in the leg. The victim drove a few blocks away from the scene before calling the police for assistance at Dilleys Road and Nations Drive. The shooting occurred near a residential neighborhood. The victim was found in a commercial, retail area of Gurnee. Nations Drive is west of the Dilleys Road intersection and Pinewood Road is east of the intersection.
Gurnee officers searched the area and conducted a track with K-9 “Hunter”. The offenders left the scene before police arrived, and the incident appears to be an isolated occurrence, according to a statement from the Gurnee Police Department released October 6, 2020.
Investigators are actively working this case, and any residents or businesses in the nearby area with exterior surveillance cameras are encouraged to contact the Gurnee Police Department.
Citizens are also urged to contact the Gurnee Police Department with any information about the case. Information submitted to the Lake County Crime Stoppers hotline or website is anonymous. Information leading to an arrest or grand jury indictment of a felony offender is eligible for rewards up to $1000. Help fight crime in your neighborhood by contacting 847-662-2222 or LakeCountyCrimeStoppers.com.
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