Huntley police investigating shooting after 2 injured; suspect at large, car found in Bartlett

Search expands to Bartlett after vehicle found there; suspect may have been involved in carjacking, police say

ByJohn Garcia and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
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Huntley, Illinois police are searching for a gunman after they said two people were injured in a shooting on Cape Cod Lane Monday morning.

HUNTLEY, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are searching for the gunman after two people were injured in a shooting in northwest suburban Huntley Monday morning, police said.

Huntley police said the shooter drove to a house in the 11800-block of Cape Cod Lane, approached the door and then opened fire, hitting two men inside.

Officers responded to the home at about 4:18 a.m. and found two injured men, ages 58 and 29, who were later transported to hospitals.

"We thought it was maybe, it was somebody trying to get into the house," neighbor Andy Rogers said, "and she ran to the kids' bedroom and I ran downstairs. That's when I heard a car engine. The guy floored it and took off down the street. So we didn't see it, but we heard it."

The shooter had left the scene prior to the arrival of the officers, police said.

Monday night the search expanded to Bartlett, where officers found the suspect's car. They said the driver took off and may have been involved with in a carjacking there around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon, but did not give further details.

The shooting does not appear to be random, and no one is in custody, police said.

The Huntley Police Department released a description of the suspect Monday afternoon.

Police said they are searching for a male suspect between 5'5" and 5'8" with short hair and a stocky build. Police are also searching for a white, four-door sedan in which the suspect drove away.

Police were seen combing the yard for evidence and removing pets from the house Monday to take them to animal control for safekeeping. Violence like this is very unusual in the sleepy, far northwest suburb.

"Still a shock, still unnerving when you live down the street, whether it's targeted or not," neighbor Greg Aumann said. "It still happened in your neighborhood, and it's concerning. It scared you a little bit."

The Huntley police are asking residents of the Wing Pointe subdivision to review any camera footage available to them for any information that may help investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Huntley Police Department at 847-515-5311. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling the Huntley Police Tip Line 847-515-5333 or by texting TIP HUNTLEY followed by your message to 888777.

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