The coroner has identified a 20-year-old man who died after he was shot multiple times in a shooting that wounded two other men outside of a strip mall in Waukegan.
An autopsy showed that Tarren Gibson, 20, of North Chicago, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds, according to Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 6:20 p.m. Wednesday to a strip mall parking lot in the 1300 block of North Green Bay Road in Waukegan for a possible shooting.
Officers arrived and found three people, including Gibson, who were shot, Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip and Newton said.
Paramedics transported the victims to area hospitals.
Gibson was seriously injured, Florip said. He was pronounced dead at the hospital Thursday morning.
The two other victims – a North Chicago man in his 30s and a Waukegan man in his 40s – have been stabilized.
All three men were in the parking lot when they were shot, Florip said.
The Waukegan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene to investigate.
No one was shot inside any specific store, Florip said.
Fire department radio traffic indicated the victims were found near Moshis Tobacco & Vape.
Police are not releasing details on the number of shell casings recovered or the caliber of the gun used.
No one is in custody and the motive for the shooting is unknown, Florip said.
Waukegan resident Tanya Jarrett said Gibson was “taken too soon” and that his death will leave his friends and family with a “void that will never heal.”
“Tarren was the coolest, loving and kindest soul you would ever meet. He went by many names TMG, Tino, Gibby, and #5 but he always remained the same character,” Jarrett said.
A GoFundMe account has raised almost $2,000 to help the family with funeral expenses.
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 by calling 847-662-2222 or visiting www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com.