Authorities say at least one person is dead after multiple people were shot by a gunman at a residence near Crystal Lake early Wednesday morning.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded around 3:56 a.m. Wednesday to the 5800 block of Wild Plum Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake for a shooting.
An initial 911 caller reported at least four people were shot inside the home and the gunman was still at the scene.
A medical helicopter was placed on standby and five ambulances were called to the scene.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Eric Ellis confirmed deputies found four people injured at the scene.
Ellis said at least one person died but he could not confirm further details on how many people died or any victims’ ages or genders.
Ellis called the incident isolated and said there is “no danger to the public.”
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team are investigating the incident.
Investigators remained on the scene Wednesday morning and crime scene tape was placed to block off large sections of the area.
Additional details on the shooting are expected to be released later Wednesday.