No injuries were reported during a shootout that began near the parking lot of the Hebron Townhouse Apartments in Zion and continued along 27th Street Tuesday evening. | Photo: Google Street View

Police say multiple gunmen had a “blatant disregard for human life” after they exchanged fire in a shootout that left multiple homes and vehicles shot up Tuesday in Zion.

The Zion Police Department responded around 10:19 p.m. Tuesday to the area of 27th Street and Galilee Avenue in Zion for 911 calls of multiple shots fired in the area.

A preliminary investigation determined that two vehicles pulled into and parked in the Hebron Townhouse Apartments parking lot in the 2700 block of Hebron Avenue just before the shooting.

Multiple people exited the two vehicles and loitered in the parking lot. The people were not residents of the apartments or affiliated with the property, police said.

A short time later, the occupants of a third vehicle, which was traveling eastbound on 27th Street, opened fire in the direction of the group in the parking lot.

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The group from the parking lot produced multiple firearms and fired back at the third vehicle as it fled the area, police said.

It is believed that the vehicles then chased each other eastbound on 27 Street, resulting in additional shots fired between the three vehicles.

Police said the area of 27th Street and Hebron Avenue is a heavily populated residential area.

Multiple residential homes and multiple vehicles in the area were struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported.

The Zion Police Department said they are seeking any and all information pertaining to this “blatant disregard for human life as well as personal property.”

Those with information can call Lake County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 847-662-2222.

The Zion Police Department Street Crimes Division can be reached at 847-746-4091 and the Zion Police Department Drug and Gang Unit can be reached at 847-746-4100.

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