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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.

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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.