A shocking video shows a gunman in a vehicle opening fire on a man in Round Lake Beach as the suspect’s vehicle is followed by a police car early Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 12:51 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Golfview Drive in Round Lake Beach, according to Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Wayne Wilde.
Video published on social media by Round Lake Beach resident Maldonado Alejandro shows the shooting take place.
Two vehicles — a pickup truck and a sedan — drove by a residence with loud music coming from their vehicles.
The video shows a man exit the residence and within seconds a third vehicle drives by and briefly stop in front of the home’s driveway.
As the vehicle comes to a stop, a gunman from inside the car fires six shots towards the man who was standing on the driveway.
A Round Lake Beach police squad car was approximately 50 feet behind the suspect vehicle when the shots were fired, the video showed.
The man dropped to the ground behind a parked car on the driveway following the shooting and the suspect vehicle sped off. The police cruiser continued driving in the same direction as the suspect vehicle.
Wilde told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the officer was in the area and monitoring several vehicles in the vicinity when the shots were fired.
He said that the officer conducted a traffic stop on a “vehicle believed to be involved.”
It is unclear when the traffic stop took place as the video appears to show the same suspect vehicle drive by again 45 seconds after the initial shooting.
No suspects are in custody, Wilde said, adding “This remains an active investigation.”
Alejandro, who posted the video on social media, said the police officer did not follow the suspects and instead turned on their emergency lights and blocked the road.
“This is what Round Lake Beach Police department does. Sets up Drive-by Shootings and escorts people to get away. Luckily my friend was able to avoid the shooting, and the RLBPD did not seem to care,” Alejandro said in a post.
“You clearly see the Police drive behind the Drive-By shooter and allow him to shoot several shots and let the driver get away safely,” he added.