A 36-year-old man and a cat were shot during a shooting at a Zion apartment complex where dozens of shots were fired Wednesday evening.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire Rescue Department responded around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday to the 2300 block of 20th Street in Zion for a report of shots fired.
Officers responded and discovered a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to Zion Police Department Lt. Christopher Sweeting.
The man was transported to the hospital by ambulance and is expected to recover.
Officers received “very little cooperation” from the involved parties on the scene, Sweeting said.
Officers served a search warrant at the scene of the shooting and recovered several firearms and fired evidence.
Sweeting said this incident is believed to be related to other acts of violence throughout Zion and other areas.
The shooting occurred at an apartment complex and dozens of shell casings on the ground were seen covered by police evidence markers.
One witness told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a cat inside one of the apartments had been shot.
Last week, the Zion Police Department conducted a crime suppression detail targeting the groups responsible for causing a surge in gun violence that began earlier this month.
Six people were arrested on felony weapon charges and an arrest warrant was issued for a seventh person.
Four handguns and a machine gun were recovered. Three stolen vehicles were recovered and one vehicle was seized for weapons violations.
In total, 61 traffic stops were conducted during the detail.
The 20th Street shooting investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Zion Police Department Street Crimes Division at 847-746-4091 or the Zion Police Department Investigations Unit at 847-746-4083.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.