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17-year-old boy shot in the neck during massive party in Zion

Police respond to fight and shooting near the Hebron Townhouse Apartments in the 2700 block of Hebron Avenue in Zion Saturday evening. | Photo: Snapchat.

A 17-year-old boy is in serious condition after gunshots broke out following multiple fights at a gathering of more than 200 people in Zion Saturday evening.

The Zion Police Department responded around 10:16 p.m. Saturday to a fight near the Hebron Townhouse Apartments in the 2700 block of Hebron Avenue.

Officers encountered people fighting at a large party and then received another 911 call of a fight across the street at 27th Street and Galilee Avenue.

Zion Police Chief Kirk Henderson said there were over 200 people at the party. Dozens of police cars were sent to the incident.

Officers found a 17-year-old Zion boy with a single gunshot wound to his neck at the scene of the second fight, Henderson said.

The officers began administering first aid and a Zion Fire and Rescue Department ambulance transported him to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with serious injuries.

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The boy was later transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for further treatment. He is scheduled to undergo surgery later on Sunday.

Officers located at least six spent shell casings and recovered a loaded 9mm handgun at the scene, Henderson said.

The case remains under investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.


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