Authorities say five teenagers were shot, leaving one of them in critical condition, in a targeted attack at a residence in Zion early Sunday morning.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire-Rescue Department responded around 12:19 a.m. Sunday to the 1800 block of Horeb Avenue in Zion for a shooting.
Police said they received a report of multiple people shot at the location.
Officers arrived and confirmed there were several shooting victims inside the residence.
Four high school-age juveniles had suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
They were transported to local hospitals and have since been released.
A fifth victim, an 18-year-old man, sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
He was listed in critical but stable condition and is being treated at a local hospital.
Police officials say that preliminary information shows this was a targeted attack on those in the residence.
The Zion Police Department said they are investigating the incident and coordinating efforts with other area departments regarding “related activity.”
The investigation is ongoing and police said further details on the case were not available to be released yet.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-2222.