Police are searching for the gunman or gunmen who fatally shot a man in his 40s while he was sitting in a car in the driveway of a Waukegan residence Monday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department responded just after 12 a.m. Monday for a call of shots fired in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street in Waukegan.
Officers arrived and located a vehicle parked in the driveway of a home that had been shot numerous times, according to Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip.
Officers also discovered that a victim was inside the vehicle. The victim appeared to be the driver of the vehicle.
The Waukegan Fire Department was called to the scene.
The victim was shot numerous times and pronounced dead at the scene, Florip said.
The victim is a male in his 40s who was a resident of Waukegan.
His identity is being withheld until family notification has been made and an autopsy has been completed by the Lake County Coroner’s Office.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was called to investigate.
Florip said the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. Investigators believe the crime was not random.
The number of casings recovered and their calibers are not being released, Florip added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.