Police say a 19-year-old man is uncooperative with detectives after he was shot in the leg and found by first responders at an elementary school in Zion Monday evening.
The Zion Police Department and Zion Fire Rescue Department responded around 10:20 p.m. Monday to a report of a person shot at West Elementary School, 2412 Jethro Avenue in Zion.
Zion Police Department Lt. Paul Kehrli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 19-year-old Winthrop Harbor man called 911 to report he had been shot.
Dispatchers told the man to pull his vehicle over, which he did at West Elementary School.
Officers arrived and found the man with a gunshot wound to his leg, Kehrli said.
Paramedics transported him by ambulance to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
He was later released from the hospital and provided detectives with inconsistent details on where the shooting happened, Kehrli said.
The shooting did not happen at the school and there were no bullet holes in the man’s vehicle.
Detectives later followed up with the man and he told them he did not wish to pursue charges against anyone.
Kehrli said the man continued to decline to provide information about what happened.
Detectives conducted a wide canvass and reviewed surveillance video from throughout Zion.
Kehrli said the shooting possibly happened near Elmwood School, 3025 Ezra Avenue, but it is still unclear where exactly it happened.
Detectives are still investigating and following up on passive leads.
Anyone with information on the case can call the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.