Updated 6:06 a.m.
Police, firefighters and paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 7:29 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2021 to a report of a shooting at an apartment building at 400 West Rand Road in Arlington Heights.
Police received a report of shots fired on the fourth floor of the apartment building at Stonebridge of Arlington Heights, then learned that there was a gunshot victim in the first floor lobby.
A male gunshot victim was discovered in the first floor lobby of the building with gunshot wounds to his leg and lower torso. Police officers initiated life-saving measures, including application of a tourniquet to the victim, according to the Arlington Heights Police Department. Responding officers conducted a thorough search of the building and surrounding area for any additional victims or other involved persons of interest.
Arlington Heights Fire Department paramedics treated and transported the gunshot victim to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Although not a prolonged active shooter response, over 14 police vehicles were on the scene, apparently as part of an initial active shooter response for the report of shots fired.
Police are investigating. Initial information strongly suggests the victim was specifically targeted and the incident remains isolated. Arlington Heights Police Department Detectives and Forensic Technicians responded to the scene and are actively working the investigation. The lobby and driveway at the 400 West Rand Road apartment building was taped off by yellow crime scene tape. Initially it was unknown whether there was a suspect in custody, and initially no suspect description was released.
Traffic on Rand Road and traffic on Chestnut Avenue is NOT affected the shooting investigation.
The 400 West Rand Road building is the same building that was affected by an extra-alarm fire at Stonebridge of Arlington Heights apartment complex on Friday, January 7, 2022. The fire was in another wing of the three-wing, 4-story building, and most units in the building were occupied after the fire.
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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