Police say a juvenile was shot in the face during a shooting that left at least two dozen shots fired in North Chicago Friday evening, officials said.
The North Chicago Fire Department and North Chicago Police Department responded around 7:48 p.m. Friday to the 800 block of 12th Street for a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived and discovered one person had been shot in the alley.
The victim, a male juvenile, suffered a gunshot wound to the face, according to a city spokesperson.
Paramedics transported the boy, whose age was not released, to Advocate Condell Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The boy was treated and has since been released from the hospital, the spokesperson said.
Detectives found 24 spent bullet shell casings at the scene of the shooting.
Investigators believe the shooting was an “isolated incident” with “no danger to the public,” the spokesperson said.
Authorities did not release a possible motive for the shooting or the circumstances surrounding it.
The case remains under active investigation by the North Chicago Police Department Detective Bureau.
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.