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posted: 5/24/2013 5:46 PM

Waukegan man identified as victim in Zion shooting

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Zion police are investigating a shooting in a grocery store parking lot that took the life of a Waukegan man on Thursday.

Police were called to the Aldi Foods parking lot on the 2800 block of Sheridan Road at 4:34 p.m. Thursday, officials said.

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Officers found a male victim in the front seat of a vehicle. The victim was identified Friday as 23-year-old Mutassem Abdelaziz of Waukegan, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo.

An autopsy conducted Friday morning confirmed the cause of death was a gunshot wound, Portillo said.

• Daily Herald staff writer Christopher Placek contributed to this report.

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