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Man shot while sitting in car in Waukegan, police say

File Photo | Credit: Waukegan Police Department.

A North Chicago man was shot in his arm while sitting in a vehicle in Waukegan Monday afternoon, police said.

The Waukegan Police Department responded around 1 p.m. Monday to the 1000 block of Ash Street for a report of a shooting.

Initially police were told two people had been shot but officers arrived and only found person shot, according to Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip.

The victim, a man in his 30s from North Chicago, explained to police that he was sitting in his vehicle with another person when an unknown offender or offenders shot at his car.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and was treated for minor injuries before being released. The other person in the vehicle, who was a Waukegan woman in her 20s, was not injured.

Multiple spent shell casings were recovered at the scene but the exact number was not released by police.

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Detectives from the Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division are investigating.

“Although the exact motive for the shooting is unknown, detectives do not believe this was a random incident,” Florip said.

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


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