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Former Zion-Benton football player identified as victim in fatal shooting at Round Lake Park house party

Taiveyon Victorian, 20, of Zion, was killed in a shooting at a home in Round Lake Park Sunday morning | Photo via Facebook.

A 20-year-old man, who was a former football player at Zion-Benton High School, was killed and three others were wounded after a gunman began shooting at a Round Lake Park home early Sunday morning.

Taiveyon Victorian, 20, of Zion, died from injuries caused by a gunshot wound, according to Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper.

The Round Lake Park Police Department responded around 1:15 a.m. Sunday to the 500 block of Fairlawn Drive for a report of shots fired.

Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko said that officers on patrol in the area heard the shots and found four adult males, including Victorian, with gunshot wounds at a residence.

Filenko said that there was a party being hosted at the home when partygoers arrived that the family did not know so they began turning people away.

An adult male then arrived at the party and began shooting outside from the street before entering the home to shoot more people who were in the kitchen area, Filenko said.

Victorian was pronounced dead at the scene, Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper said. Two other men were critically injured and transported to an area hospital. The fourth man shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to an area hospital.

A resident in the area told Lake and McHenry County Scanner he heard at least two dozen shots being fired during the shooting. No charges have been filed yet, police said.

The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Round Lake Park Police Department continue to investigate. Police said that the shooting was possibly targeted and not random.


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