File Photo – Gurnee Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A gunman opened fire on roadside assistance workers after they were unable to repair his broken-down vehicle in Gurnee Saturday afternoon, police said.

The Gurnee Police Department responded around 3 p.m. Saturday to the area of Olive Garden, 5590 Northridge Drive in Gurnee, for shots fired.

Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a man had called for roadside assistance after getting a flat tire.

Gaylor said the workers were unable to repair the vehicle. An argument ensued between the workers and the man.

The male suspect fired two rounds from a handgun at the workers.

He quickly fled the scene in a friend’s vehicle, Gaylor said.

The fleeing vehicle was described as a newer model blue Jaguar SUV, which was driven by a woman.

There were no reported injuries and Gaylor called it “an isolated incident.”

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The vehicle with the flat tire was left behind at the scene and was seized for evidence.

Gaylor said police are currently working to locate the fleeing vehicle, the female driver and the male suspect.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about the incident or the people involved is asked to contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Lake County Crime Stoppers at 847-662-222 or on their website at