A shooting in the 2400 block of Samson Way in Waukegan Tuesday evening left an 18-year-old Waukegan man dead, authorities said. | Photo: Google Street View

An 18-year-old man was identified as the victim who was fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Waukegan Tuesday evening.

An autopsy completed by the Lake County Coroner’s Office Wednesday showed Alvaro Ruiz Jr., 18, of Waukegan, died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Waukegan Police Department responded around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday to the 2400 block of Samson Way in Waukegan for a call of shots fired.

Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said officers arrived and found Ruiz Jr. had been shot.

He was found in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

Ruiz Jr. was transported by Waukegan Fire Department paramedics to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division and Community Crimes Division were called to investigate.

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Detectives believed the man was specifically targeted, Florip said.

Numerous shell casings were recovered at the scene. A semi-automatic handgun was also recovered.

Police did not say how many casings were recovered or what role the recovered gun plays in the investigation.

Detectives believe the offender or offenders fled the scene in a light-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, Florip said.

Authorities said Wednesday afternoon that no one is in custody. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department tip line at 847-360-9001.