File Photo | Credit: Wauconda Police Department

Police say at least one suspect fired several shots at a man who was chasing after his stolen car in Wauconda Wednesday evening.

The Wauconda Police Department responded around 8:56 p.m. Wednesday to the 500 block of Brown Street for a report of a stolen vehicle.

The owner of a black Dodge Challenger learned that his car was being stolen as it was occurring, according to Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac.

The man pursued the offenders in a family member’s vehicle.

The man and offenders traveled at a high rate of speed through multiple intersections on Route 176 and Slocum Lake Road in addition to the surrounding area, Cognac said.

At some point, the owner realized he was being followed by a gray Toyota and eventually ended up behind the Toyota, which was later determined to be stolen as well.

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In the area of Route 176 and Route 12, at least one occupant of the gray Toyota fired several rounds out of the vehicle, Cognac said.

It is not believed anything was hit by the gunfire and the owner of the black Dodge Challenger was not injured.

Around the same time, the black Dodge Challenger was located by a Wauconda police officer in the Country Ridge subdivision.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver fled.

The officer pursued the vehicle into Ingleside and eventually terminated as the risk to apprehend the offenders did not outweigh public safety, Cognac said.

A source told Lake and McHenry County Scanner both stolen vehicles were recovered abandoned in Kenosha.

The Wauconda Police Department is seeking information from the community regarding the incident.

Anyone with a doorbell camera or other video footage, especially in the Country Ridge subdivision, is asked to contact the Wauconda Police Department at 847-526-2421 ext. 8128.

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Police also encourage any witnesses to contact the department to provide information.