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Man shot to death at house party in Lake Forest

A man was shot to death during a large house party in Lake Forest early Sunday morning, according to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.

The Lake Forest Police Department was called at 12:05 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of West Estate Lane East in Lake Forest for a report of shots fired. Lake Forest police officers arrived and found numerous people running from a large house party, authorities said.

Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said that Lake Forest police officers then found a 19-year-old North Chicago man dead with a gunshot wound outside of the house.

Authorities said that an argument ensued between several partygoers and during the argument someone pulled a gun and began shooting.

Police also said that a 20-year-old Waukegan woman was injured during the shooting after being stepped on by partygoers running from the scene. She has been treated and released.

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The shooting is not believed to be random, and there is no threat to the community, police officials said. No suspects are in custody as of Sunday afternoon.

An autopsy will be conducted Monday morning by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Lake Forest Police Department are investigating the shooting. Anyone with information should call Lake Forest Police Department at 847-810-3818 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.


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