Police are speaking with persons of interest after a 59-year-old man was fatally shot in the driveway of his home near Antioch Wednesday evening, officials said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Antioch Fire Department responded around 7:35 p.m. Wednesday to the 40700 block of North Black Oak Avenue in unincorporated Antioch.
Paramedics were already on the scene performing lifesaving measures before sheriff’s deputies arrived, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
The initial 911 call reported that a man was unresponsive on the driveway.
The man was later identified as William Martys, 59, who lived at the residence.
Martys was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced dead, Covelli said.
Covelli said a further investigation revealed Martys sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Martys on Thursday.
The autopsy confirmed the man died from a gunshot wound to the head.
The death is being investigated as a homicide based on preliminary information, Covelli said.
Detectives are interviewing persons of interest but no charges have been announced yet.
The investigation remains ongoing by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Lake County Major Crime Task Force.