The coroner’s office has identified a 22-year-old man from Kenosha who died Sunday morning after being shot in the head inside a North Chicago home.
An autopsy showed that Harlin Barnes Jr., 22, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department were called around 3:10 a.m. Sunday to the 2000 block of Kristan Avenue.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said officers responded to a call of a person shot.
Officers arrived and located Barnes Jr., who had been shot inside a house.
Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, Covelli said.
Preliminary information shows Barnes Jr. was the intended target of the shooting, Covelli said.
The North Chicago Police Department requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation.
Major Crime Task Force investigators and North Chicago police detectives are actively investigating.
The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear and investigators are conducting interviews to establish a specific motive, Covelli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene and conducted the on Monday.
Anyone with information can contact the Lake County CrimeStoppers anonymously by calling 847-662-2222 or visiting online at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.