Police arrested two juveniles after a gunshot was fired during a fight in the parking lot of a library in Gurnee, which prompted Warren Township High School to be put on lockdown.
The Gurnee Police Department responded around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday to the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 North O’Plaine Road in Gurnee, for a report of a fight.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor said officers arrived to find the subjects involved had left the scene.
Officers investigated by speaking to witnesses and reviewing video from the area.
It was learned that several juveniles were involved in a physical altercation in the far northwest corner of the library parking lot, Gaylor said.
One of the juveniles involved pulled a gun and fired a round, causing all involved to flee, Gaylor said.
No one was struck by the gunfire and no injuries were reported from the fight.
Officers arrested two juveniles later Tuesday evening.
The juveniles have been petitioned to Lake County juvenile court on charges related to the firearm possession and discharge.
Warren Township High School administration notified parents about the incident and said the O’Plaine campus went into soft lockdown due to the incident.
Classes had already ended for the day but students that were outside of the building for athletics and clubs were brought into the school.
Gaylor said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.