One victim was hospitalized after a gunman opened fire on vehicles stopped at a red light in Wadsworth in what police say was a random shooting and not targeted.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to the intersection of Delany Road and Route 173 in Wadsworth for a shooting.
Preliminary information shows an unknown offender fired multiple rounds at vehicles that were stopped for a red light on Delany Rd south of Route 173, the sheriff’s office said.
Lake County Sheriff Chief of Staff Anthony Vega said that a victim was grazed in the head by a round that pierced their front windshield.
The victim suffered a laceration and fragmentation from the glass and bullet.
They were transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville with minor injuries.
A witness at the scene told deputies that a silver or blue Honda sedan was traveling westbound on Route 173 and someone in the vehicle fired two or three rounds, Vega said.
A single shell casing was discovered at the scene and processed for evidence. The rounds appear to be from a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
Vega said the shooting did not appear to be targeted at anyone. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information should contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4250 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.