A 49-year-old man was shot and killed while he was mowing his lawn at his home in North Chicago Monday afternoon, the major crime task force said.
The North Chicago Police Department responded around 1:25 p.m. Monday to the 1000 block of Jackson Street in North Chicago for a report of shots fired.
Officers arrived and found a 49-year-old man, who lives on the block, critically injured after being shot, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli.
Paramedics transported the man to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after.
A preliminary investigation shows the man was mowing his lawn when a vehicle drove by on Jackson Street.
An occupant inside the vehicle shot the man and fled the area, Covelli said.
Investigators believe the victim was specifically targeted.
The North Chicago Police Department requested the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation due to the severity of the incident.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy on the man. His identity will be released following the autopsy.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the North Chicago Police Department at 847-596-8700.
Those who wish to leave an anonymous tip can do so by calling the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222 or by visiting www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.
The homicide remains under investigation by North Chicago police detectives and task force investigators.