The identity of the man who was found shot to death in a Walmart parking lot in Waukegan on Monday night has been released by police.
The Waukegan Police Department was called around 6 p.m. to a report of a traffic crash and shots fired call in the Walmart parking lot at 3900 Fountain Square Place.
According to police radio traffic, the victim was possibly hit by a vehicle and shot. The victim had a head injury and CPR was being performed before firefighters/paramedics arrived.
However, police have not yet confirmed those details. Waukegan Police Department Chief Wayne Walles said on Wednesday morning that police were called to a shots fired call and found a person shot in the east side of the parking lot. The man was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Police were reportedly looking for three suspect vehicles and seven suspects who fled the scene. Officials have not confirmed those details yet either.
Waukegan Police Department Chief Wayne Walles said that the incident was isolated and they do not believe there is any danger to the public. Chief Walles also said that the victim was targeted and investigators are classifying this shooting as “isolated.”
According to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper, the man killed in the shooting was Jovan DuBose, 23, of Park City. An autopsy performed on Tuesday morning showed that DuBose died from injuries related to the gunshot wound(s). His family has been notified and toxicology results are pending.
No additional information has been released yet. The investigation is ongoing by the Waukegan Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.