A woman in her 30s died after officers found her lying in the roadway in Waukegan after being shot early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 1 a.m. Sunday to the 500 block of May Street for a shooting.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said officers arrived to find a person lying in the roadway.
The female victim had been shot, Florip said.
Paramedics transported her to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead from her injuries.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (CID) responded to investigate due to the seriousness of the case.
Investigators located multiple spent shell casings at the scene.
Florip said the victim was in her 30s and possibly resided in Waukegan.
The coroner’s office is withholding the woman’s name pending an autopsy and notification to her family.
Police said they are not releasing the number of casings recovered or their caliber.
No one is in custody for the homicide, Florip said, adding that the case is considered open and active.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.