File Photo | Credit: Village of Gurnee

A 42-year-old man was shot in the chest in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn near Gurnee Mills Friday evening, police said.

The Gurnee Police Department and the Gurnee Fire Department responded at 7:38 p.m. Friday to the lobby of the Comfort Inn, 6080 Gurnee Mills Circle East, for a report of a gunshot victim.

Gurnee Deputy Police Chief Jesse Gonzalez said that responding officers found a 42-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was conscious and alert at the scene, Gonzalez added.

“Officers began first aid on the victim while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. The victim was then transported to the hospital by ambulance,” Gonzalez said.

The man told police that he was in the parking lot when someone in a vehicle shot him and drove away. He walked into the lobby of the hotel for help. The hotel is located next to the Steak ‘n Shake on the east side of the Gurnee Mills mall.

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Police have not released an update on the victim’s condition. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.