Teenager and his dog shot in Hainesville
Police are investigating a Memorial Day weekend shooting in which a teenager and his dog were injured on a Hainesville street.
Grayslake police Detective Sgt. Jeff Myhra said the attack on the 15-year-old boy was reported at 10:03 p.m. Sunday. Myhra said Grayslake authorities, who are contracted to cover Hainesville, are not immediately labeling the shooting as gang-related.
Myhra said five or six rounds were fired at the teen as he walked while holding a pitbull-mix puppy in the 300 block of Pineview Drive.
"The passenger got out of the car and basically started shooting," Myhra said Tuesday.
Police said the teen suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and was taken by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Myhra said the dog also was hit by the bullet and taken to an animal emergency clinic for treatment of a chest injury. He didn't have a report on the dog's condition.
Another injury occurred after the gunshots caused a living room window to shatter at a single-family house on Pineview Drive. Myhra said a man, who declined medical attention, was hit by some glass when he went to look outside after initially thinking fireworks were going off.
Myhra said interviews with the teenage victim and others have yielded little information for the continuing investigation.
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