A gunman fired a shot while stealing a car by force from someone near a restaurant in Waukegan Tuesday evening, police said.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip confirmed a vehicle was hijacked at gunpoint in the 1600 block of Washington Street in Waukegan.
Officers responded to the incident around 5:50 p.m. Tuesday.
An alert was broadcasted to area police departments through the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network.
A tan 2001 GMC Yukon Denali with an Illinois license plate was stolen by a single suspect, the alert said.
The suspect was described as a male Hispanic in his early 20s, skinny build, 5-foot-5, wearing all black clothing and a mask.
During the vehicle hijacking, the suspect displayed a handgun and fired a single shot from the gun, the alert said.
The suspect fled in the stolen vehicle southbound on Fulton Avenue from Washington Street.
Florip said no one was injured during the incident and the suspect is not in custody yet.
The incident remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.