Police say two innocent bystanders, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s, were seriously injured after they were shot during a rolling shooting that led to a crash in Waukegan Sunday.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8:45 p.m. Sunday to the area of 8th Street and Jackson Street for a report of shots fired.
Officers located two shooting victims in the area, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
Investigators believe that a silver Nissan sedan, occupied by a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s, was driving near 8th Street and Prescott Avenue.
Shots were fired at their vehicle and they attempted to flee the scene by driving away.
A light-colored pickup truck chased after the Nissan and continuously shot at the Nissan, Florip said.
The Nissan eventually crashed near Jackson Street and Belvidere Road. No one in the Nissan sedan was struck by the gunfire.
The light-colored pickup truck then fled the area.
A woman in her 20s, who is from Georgia, was driving in the area at the time of the incident when she and her vehicle were struck by the gunfire.
The woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries that required surgery, Florip said. Her condition has since been stabilized.
A Waukegan man, who is in his 60s, was walking in the area at the time of the shooting and was struck by the gunfire.
Both shooting victims were “innocent victims of gun violence,” Florip said.
He was also transported to a local hospital with serious injuries that required surgery. His condition has since been stabilized.
Officers also located an occupied residence in the 800 block of Prescott Avenue that had been struck by gunfire. No one in the home was injured.
Florip said it is unknown why the pickup truck was shooting at the Nissan and both men in the Nissan are cooperating with the investigation.
Multiple shell casings were recovered from multiple areas. Police are not releasing the number of casings recovered.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department Community Crimes Division at 847-856-6444.