North Chicago shooting: Suspects crash vehicle in Home Depot lot after boy, 14, killed, police say

3 suspects were taken into custody inside the Home Depot, police said.

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Monday, May 16, 2022
Boy, 14, killed in north suburban shooting, police say
A North Chicago shooting left a teen shot and killed. Suspects crashed their vehicle in a Waukegan Home Depot parking lot, the police department said.

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- A 14-year-old boy was killed in a north suburban shooting on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

North Chicago Police Department officers were dispatched at 5:15 p.m. to a report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Jackson Street, where they found a critically injured 14-year-old boy. He was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

The boy was at the Citgo station on Jackson Street when he engaged with several people in a vehicle in the Citgo parking lot, preliminary investigation showed. The boy exchanged gunfire with an occupant and the vehicle fled the area.

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Waukegan police officers located the suspect vehicle, said said the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. A short time later, the vehicle crashed in the parking lot of the Waukegan Home Depot. The vehicle's occupants fled from officers and three suspects were taken into custody inside the business.

North Chicago 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. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact the North Chicago Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222 or