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Man dies after being shot during altercation in Waukegan

A Waukegan man in his 20s died after being shot during an altercation early Friday morning on Washington Street in Waukegan.

The Waukegan Police Department was called to Washington Street and Maple Avenue for a report of shots fired around 12:30 a.m. Friday.

Police officers found the man shot on the sidewalk. He was transported by the Waukegan Fire Department to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between two groups earlier in the evening. No one is in custody yet but detectives are following up on numerous leads.

Waukegan Chief of Police Wayne Walles said that the shooting has been classified as an “isolated incident.”

Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper has scheduled an autopsy for Friday afternoon. Family notification is being made and officials will release the name of the victim killed after that happens.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department tip hotline at 847-856-6444.


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