An investigation is being conducted after a person died from a gunshot wound, which was possibly self-inflicted, in the parking lot of the police department in Huntley.
The Huntley Fire Protection District and Huntley Police Department responded around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday to the Huntley Village Hall, 10987 Main Street.
Paramedics were dispatched to an “unknown problem” call initially.
Officers arrived on the scene and found an injured person in the parking lot of the police department, which is connected to the village hall.
The subject was found with a gunshot wound to the head, according to fire department radio traffic.
Paramedics transported the victim to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in Huntley.
Huntley Deputy Police Chief Linda Hooten said the male victim was pronounced deceased.
The victim’s wound appeared to be self-inflicted but an investigation is still ongoing, Hooten said.
A person who was passing by saw the victim and called 911, Hooten added. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy.
The incident remains under investigation by the Huntley Police Department.