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Man shot after gunman opens fire at party at Beach Park home

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Two men kicked out of a party in Beach Park Friday evening returned with a gun and opened fire, leaving one man injured, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Zion Police Department responded at 11:15 p.m. Friday to a home in the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive in Beach Park for a report of shots fired.

Police found several shots were fired and a 21-year-old Beach Park man was shot. Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the homeowner was having a party when two men, who were not invited, showed up and were asked to leave.

The two men became belligerent and were escorted outside of the home but returned a short time later and began shooting at the home from the outside. One of the rounds struck the 21-year-old man, who was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.

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He has since been treated and released. Covelli said that the suspects are described as two male blacks, one of them was tall with an afro-style haircut wearing a red jacket, and the other had dreadlocks and was wearing a white sweatshirt.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-549-5200 or the Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.


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