Police say a 23-year-old died after he was shot while traveling in a vehicle in Grayslake near the College of Lake County Saturday morning.
The Grayslake Police Department responded around 10:45 a.m. Saturday to Northwestern Medicine Center Grayslake, 1475 East Belvidere Road, for a call of a gunshot victim.
Officers learned a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital, according to Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli.
A preliminary investigation shows the victim was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling on Washington Street near Lancer Lane in Grayslake.
An occupant of another vehicle, which was traveling in the same area, began shooting at the victim’s vehicle, Covelli said.
The victim was struck by gunfire and the driver immediately rushed the man to the hospital where he died.
A Lake and McHenry County Scanner photographer reported seeing multiple shell casings on the south side of Washington Street just east of Lancer Lane, which is near the entrance to the College of Lake County.
Police had put crime scene tape around part of the scene as they investigated Saturday morning into the afternoon.
The Grayslake Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force with the investigation.
Multiple police agencies were called to the incident, including the Grayslake-Hainesville Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, College of Lake County Police and others.
Officers shut down traffic on Washington Street between Atkinson Road and Route 45 for several hours.
The roadway was reopened Saturday afternoon.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy on the man.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Grayslake Police Department at 847-223-2341.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222 or www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.