14-year-old shot, killed in N. Chicago
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in North Chicago Sunday.
At approximately 5:15 p.m., North Chicago police officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Jackson Street. Officers arrived and located a 14-year-old male victim critically injured. The juvenile victim was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
A preliminary investigation shows the victim was at the Citgo station on Jackson Street when he engaged with several occupants of a vehicle in the parking lot. An occupant of the vehicle and the juvenile victim exchanged gunfire and the vehicle fled the area.
Waukegan police officers then located the suspect vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle crashed in the parking lot of the Waukegan Home Depot. The occupants of the vehicle fled from officers and three suspects were taken into custody inside the business.
Due to the nature of the incident, the North Chicago Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. Police detectives and task force investigators are actively investigating the homicide.
The Lake County coroner's office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy. Anyone with information should contact the North Chicago Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222 or http://www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com/