A 22-year-old who was in his bedroom was seriously injured after a gunman shot him from outside the home early Monday morning in Mundelein.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called at 2:15 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 26200 block of North Hickory Avenue in unincorporated Mundelein for a report of a person shot.
Police found a 22-year-old resident of the home injured with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital in serious condition.
Covelli said that a preliminary investigation shows the man was shot while in his bedroom by someone who fired from outside of the residence on foot.
The shooting is believed to be gang-related and the victim was the intended target, Covelli added.
The incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 847-377-4424 or the Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.