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Woman shot in the head in front of Zion store; person of interest in custody

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting that left one victim seriously wounded in the 4200 block of Route 173 in Zion Friday. | Photo: Asher Heimermann.

A 21-year-old woman is in serious condition after she was shot in the head in front of a tobacco store in Zion Friday evening.

The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire-Rescue Department responded around 7:10 p.m. Friday to the 4200 block of Route 173 for a shooting.

Officers located a 21-year-old woman, who is from Zion, with a single gunshot wound to the head, according to Zion Police Department Lt. Tony Velardi.

Paramedics transported the woman by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where she is scheduled to undergo surgery.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting that left one victim seriously wounded in the 4200 block of Route 173 in Zion Friday. | Photo: Asher Heimermann.

A preliminary investigation showed an altercation occurred between the victim and man. The man pulled a gun and shot the woman during the altercation, Velardi said.

Officer took the man into custody in Waukegan pending further investigation.

It is unclear the relationship between the victim and the suspect. The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.