A man and a woman were seriously injured after a gunman, who police have identified, shot them in the parking lot of a packaging plant in Waukegan late Wednesday evening.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 11:14 p.m. Wednesday to Bolke Miller Company, 1350 Bridge Drive in Waukegan, for a shooting.
Officers located two gunshot victims who were seriously wounded in the parking lot, according to fire department radio traffic.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said a 42-year-old Zion woman had been shot in the stomach.
A 25-year-old North Chicago man had been shot in the chest.
A vehicle belonging to the female victim had a bullet hole in the windshield.
Both victims were transported by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Their conditions were not released but they have been stabilized.
Chastain said the shooting appears to be domestic-related and investigators identified the gunman as the female victim’s husband.
That man, Tomas Tapia, 42, of Zion, allegedly fled the scene but his vehicle was located unoccupied a short time later in Waukegan.
The female victim and Tapia are currently separated, Chastain said. The motive for the shooting was not released.
Police are asking for tips on the whereabouts of Tapia.
“Tapia should be considered armed and dangerous. No attempts should be made to apprehend Tapia,” Chastain said, adding that anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.
Those with information on Tapia are asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line is 847-360-9001.
Anonymous tips can be sent by texting 847411 and using the keyword WPDTIP before the message. Tips can also be sent through the police department’s iPhone and Android apps.