A man wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting two people in Huntley and also allegedly carjacking a vehicle has possibly fled to California, authorities said.
Lewis C. McCracken, 27, of the 200 block of Villa Street in Elgin, was charged with four counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
The Huntley Police Department responded around 4:18 a.m. on July 18 to the 11800 block of Cape Cod Lane in Huntley for a report of shots fired.
The Huntley Fire Protection District was also sent to the scene after a report of two people shot.
Officers secured the scene and confirmed the offender, later identified as McCracken, had left prior to their arrival, Deputy Police Chief Linda Hooten said.
Officers provided medical aid to two adult men who had gunshot wounds.
They were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Their conditions were not known.
A preliminary investigation showed McCracken drove to the house and approached the front door when gunfire ensued, Hooten said.
McCracken fled the scene in a white four-door sedan.
The Huntley Police Department asked residents in the Wing Pointe subdivision to review their doorbell and security cameras from the early morning hours for any footage that could assist in the investigation.
It does not appear to be a random incident and “is specific to this location,” Hooten said.
Police located McCracken’s vehicle but the man fled from the scene.
The Huntley Police Department, McHenry County Major Investigative Assistance Team, Elgin Police Department and Bartlett Police Department worked to identify McCracken as the shooting suspect.
Hooten said that McCracken may have been involved in a carjacking in Bartlett around 4 p.m. on July 18.
The Bartlett Police Department conducted an active investigation searching for him but they were unable to locate him.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office later approved the felony charges against McCracken.
Warrants were issued for the man, who is not in custody. The warrants carry a $750,000 bond.
On Monday, investigators said that McCracken is believed to have traveled to California.
“Investigators are working with agencies on the west coast to assist in locating McCracken. At this time, McCracken is not yet in custody,” Hooten said.
Anyone with information on McCracken’s whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling the Huntley Police Department tip line at 847-515-5333 or by texting TIP HUNTLEY followed by the message to 888777.