A suspect is in custody after police say he fired multiple shots towards a Waukegan residence Thursday evening. The gunfire struck two men, killing one of them who was an unintended target.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 6:15 p.m. Thursday to the 1400 block of Lorraine Place in Waukegan for a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived to find two victims with gunshot wounds in the yard of a single-family residence, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
One of the victims, a Waukegan man in his 40s, was shot in the head.
He was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and is in serious condition, Florip said.
The second victim, a man in his 30s, was shot in the back and also transported to a local hospital. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Based on the severity of the incident, the Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and Major Crime Scene Unit (MCSU) were called to respond.
Police learned that both victims were outside of the residence when a masked gunman arrived and opened fire on them, Florip said.
The suspect fled on foot to an unknown vehicle and left the scene. Florip said that witnesses identified the suspect as Juan C. Garibay, 42, of Beach Park.
Police learned that the shooting stemmed from a physical fight earlier in the week that occurred due to some type of disagreement between Garibay and the victim that survived the shooting.
Florip said that the victim who died in the shooting was not involved in the feud and was not the intended target.
Officers located multiple 9mm casings at the scene. The gun used in the shooting has not been recovered yet.
Garibay surrendered to the Waukegan Police Department around 10 p.m. Thursday. He has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Florip said that Garibay is currently on parole with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Records show he was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2004 on a second-degree murder charge.