A Round Lake Beach man tracked down his stolen vehicle and shot two teens, killing one of them, during a confrontation in Volo early Sunday morning, police said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Wauconda Fire District responded around 2:50 a.m. Sunday to the area of Route 12 and Route 120 in Volo for a fight in progress call.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located three people in a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12 in Volo.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that two of the individuals, both 17-year-old males from Carol Stream, sustained gunshot wounds and one of them was dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation shows a 35-year-old Round Lake Beach man had his vehicle stolen several days ago and around 2:45 a.m. Sunday he located it near Route 12 and Route 120.
Covelli said that the two 17-year-old males were inside the vehicle and they fled from the Round Lake Beach man in the stolen vehicle.
The stolen vehicle ran out of gas approximately one mile south of Route 120. The two pulled into a parking lot in the 30400 block of Route 12.
A struggle ensued between the three males, Covelli said, adding that a firearm was then displayed by one of the three subjects.
The 35-year-old man fired multiple shots at the two 17-year-olds, striking both of them.
One of the 17-year-olds was struck by the gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene. The other 17-year-old suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.
The 35-year-old man sustained minor injuries from the fight but was not shot and did not need medical treatment. He remained at the scene.
“The sheriff’s office has no reason to believe there were other individuals involved in this incident and there is no immediate threat to the surrounding community,” Covelli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and an autopsy on the deceased 17-year-old is scheduled for Monday.
The incident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.