A 14-year-old boy remains hospitalized and his family says they are “waiting for a miracle” after the boy was shot in the head in North Chicago last weekend.
The North Chicago Police Department and North Chicago Fire Department responded around 7:20 p.m. Saturday to the area of 10th Street and Adams Street in North Chicago.
A 911 call was made for a report of a shooting in the area.
Officers arrived to find a juvenile victim who had a gunshot wound to the head, according to a spokesperson for the City of North Chicago.
The boy, identified as Christopher Diaz, was shot on the top of his head.
Paramedics transported him to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.
Diaz was then later transferred to Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for additional treatment, the spokesperson said.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the Major Crime Task Force sent evidence technicians to the scene.
North Chicago police detectives remained at the scene for several hours investigating the shooting.
The crime scene appeared to be in an alley south of 10th Street.
Diaz remains hospitalized and his aunt, Maritza Morales, said his parents are “waiting for a miracle.”
The boy’s parents are not working because they are staying alongside their son in the hospital.
Morales created a GoFundMe account to help raise money for the family.
No one is being held in the Lake County Jail in connection to the shooting. It is unknown if an arrest warrant has been issued for any suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the North Chicago Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.
The incident remains under investigation by the North Chicago Police Department.