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Police say a 22-year-old Waukegan man was shot and killed while riding in a car during a possible road rage incident in Gurnee Friday evening.

Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said a vehicle showed up at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan around 12:05 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of the vehicle drove to the hospital to seek medical attention for his passenger, a 22-year-old Waukegan man, who had been shot.

Covelli said the victim was pronounced dead after being brought into the emergency room.

The hospital notified the Gurnee Police Department about the incident and officers learned the victim had been shot near Waveland Avenue and Grandview Avenue in Gurnee.

Gurnee police contacted the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist them in the investigation.

A preliminary investigation shows the driver of the vehicle, also a 22-year-old Waukegan man, had been driving recklessly prior to the shooting, Covelli said.

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The man then turned onto Waveland Avenue and began to slow down.

Another vehicle pulled up behind him and at least one suspect began shooting at the two men, Covelli said.

One of the rounds struck the passenger. The driver and the shooting victim were the only two occupants in the vehicle.

Covelli said the incident was possibly road rage but did not provide further details.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy on the victim for Monday.

The incident is being actively investigated by Gurnee Police Department detectives and Lake County Major Crime Task Force investigators.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.

Anonymous tips can also be left with Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222 or online at