File Photo – Zion Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in Zion Thursday evening, police said.

The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire/Rescue Department responded around 8:35 p.m. Thursday to the 2900 block of Gideon Avenue in Zion for a report of shots fired and a person shot.

Officers arrived and found a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his chest, according to a statement by the Zion Police Department.

The 17-year-old later died, police said.

Zion police detectives “worked tirelessly throughout the night” and identified a 15-year-old boy as a suspect.

The 15-year-old was arrested early Friday morning and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, police said.

He was later transported to the Robert W. Depke Juvenile Complex Center in Vernon Hills.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000 or submit an anonymous tip via Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.

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