Lewis C. McCracken, 27, of Elgin.

A man wanted for attempted murder after allegedly shooting two people in Huntley and also allegedly carjacking a vehicle has been arrested in Pennsylvania, police announced.

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.

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They were transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Their conditions were not released at the time.

A preliminary investigation showed McCracken drove to the house and approached the front door when gunfire ensued, Hooten said.

McCracken allegedly fled the scene in a white four-door sedan.

Police say two men were injured during a shooting in the 11800 block of Cape Cod Lane in Huntley early in the morning on July 18, 2022. | Photo: Google Street View

Hooten said it did not appear to be a random incident and was “specific to this location.”

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.

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The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office later approved the felony charges against McCracken.

Warrants were issued for the man carrying a $750,000 bond.

Investigators initially believed that McCracken had fled to California.

Hooten said Wednesday that an intensive search led to detectives identifying a location where McCracken had been staying in Donora, Pennsylvania.

A search warrant was obtained on Tuesday and served on the residence.

McCracken was taken into custody and is being held at the Washington County Jail awaiting extradition.

The Donora Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Fugitive Unit, Charleroi Pennsylvania FBI Office, Charleroi Police Department, Washington County Drug Task Force and Washington County Regional SWAT assisted with the apprehension.