Police say two juvenile boys are expected to survive after they were shot on a residential street in Waukegan and transported to the hospital Monday evening.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 6:45 p.m. Monday to the 100 block of South Butrick Street for a report of a shooting.
A single victim, a boy in his late teens, was initially reported to be shot, according to fire department radio traffic.
A second victim, a boy in his early teens, was found shot 10 minutes later nearby in the 1400 block of Catalpa Street.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip confirmed that two juvenile victims had been wounded in the shooting, which occurred in the 100 block of South Butrick Street.
Florip did not provide the ages of the victims and did not say how many times each victim was shot.
Paramedics transported both boys to a local hospital for treatment.
Their conditions were not known but Florip said they are both expected to survive.
The victims were outside of a residence at the time of the shooting.
Florip said a dark-colored vehicle, possibly a black pickup truck or black SUV, was seen in the area at the time.
It is unconfirmed whether the vehicle was involved, Florip added.
The incident remains under active investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.