A Waukegan man has been charged with murder for shooting and killing a 36-year-old man during a drive-by shooting in Waukegan that left a second man injured on Saturday.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 2:45 p.m. Saturday to a single-family home in the 400 block of Belvidere Street in Waukegan for a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived and located a male victim that had been shot and sustained non-life-threatening injuries in front of the home, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
The victim, who is from Waukegan and in his 40s, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was treated and later released.
Officers were notified while at the scene that a second victim was driven by someone to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with serious injuries.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said the second victim was identified as Luis Amaya, 36, of Waukegan.
Amaya, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead a short time later, Banek said.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was called to investigate the incident.
Investigators identified the suspect as Alejandro Lopez, 19, of Waukegan.
Lopez was allegedly driving a Saturn Vue SUV when he shot at both of the victims. Investigators believe Lopez and Amaya had an ongoing feud, which escalated to the shooting.
Florip said that Lopez fled the scene and was involved in another homicide in Evanston. He was taken into custody in Evanston and a 9mm handgun was recovered.
The Waukegan and Evanston shootings are not believed to be related, Florip said.
While Lopez was in custody in Evanston, Waukegan police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder regarding the Waukegan shooting.
The warrant carries a $5 million bond. Lopez remains held in the Cook County Jail and will be transferred to Lake County for a bond hearing soon.