Zion Police Department Canine Taz. | Provided Photo

A 16-year-old was arrested and a loaded gun was located after a Zion police canine tracked down the teen during a shooting investigation in Zion, officials said.

The Zion Police Department responded on August 4 to a report of a shots fired call.

Officers were investigating the call when the alleged offender, a 16-year-old, fled from officers.

The juvenile had fled on foot and could not be immediately located.

Officers quickly set up a perimeter to contain the suspect and Officer Robert Ogden and his canine partner, Taz, were called to the scene.

Taz conducted a track to locate the suspect, who was quickly found in a secluded area.

Taz then conducted an article search and found a loaded 9mm unserialized handgun, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun.”

Police did not say what charges were filed against the suspect.