Police officers who heard multiple shots being fired in Zion found two people shot Wednesday evening. One of the victims is not expected to survive, authorities said.
Officers with the Zion Police Department were on patrol around 8 p.m. Wednesday when they heard several shots fired somewhere north of 21st Street and Sheridan Road.
Zion Police Department Lt. Christopher Sweeting said officers located the source of the shots in the 1800 block of Thompson Avenue.
Two gunshot victims were located inside a vehicle that was parked in front of a residence, Sweeting said.
Officers began to render aid to the victims until paramedics arrived, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesperson Heather Cognac.
Both victims were transported to local hospitals by the Zion Fire and Rescue Department.
Sweeting said that one of the victims, a 35-year-old Zion man, is not expected to survive. He is at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Cognac said.
The other victim, a 44-year-old Zion man, remains at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan in critical condition.
The offender or offenders fled the scene prior to the arrival of officers, Cognac said.
“It is believed that the victims in this incident were targeted and there does not appear to be an immediate threat to the community,” she added.
The Zion Police Department requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation.
The shooting remains under active investigation by Zion Police Department detectives and Lake County Major Crime Task Force investigators.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000 or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers by calling 847-662-2222 or visiting www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.