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Three suspects in custody, one still on the loose after double shooting in Zion

The shooting occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.
The shooting occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.

Two men were shot in a shooting in Zion Wednesday morning and police say three people are in custody and one other is still on the loose.

Police and firefighters/paramedics were called initially at around 11:30 a.m. to the rear of the Zion Police Department at 2101 Salem Boulevard for two people who were shot. It was learned that the victims, 18-years-old and 25-years-old, drove themselves to the police station from the shooting scene.

Police officials say the shooting occurred near 24th Street and Joppa Avenue in Zion.

A Flight For Life medical helicopter was called to transport one of the victims to a trauma center. The second victim was ground transported to the hospital by ambulance. The two victims both suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Zion police said that witnesses reported seeing several subjects run from the scene and into a house in the 2300 block of Joanna Avenue. Two subjects were thought to have fled from the house, police said.

The Zion Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winthrop Harbor Police Department setup a perimeter to look for the two subjects who fled from the house. One subject was taken into custody and the second subject who ran from the house was not located, authorities said.

Officials said that two other subjects were located in the house in the 2300 block of Joanna and were also taken into custody.

“The involvement of these subjects, if any, is unknown at this time and remains under investigation,” Zion Police Department said in a statement.

According to Zion police, preliminary information from the investigation shows that the victims knew the offender(s) and there is believed to be no danger to the general public.


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