File Photo – Waukegan High School Brookside Campus | Photo: Waukegan District 60

The Waukegan High School varsity football game Friday evening was moved to Round Lake after school officials had safety concerns following numerous recent shootings in Waukegan.

The game was originally scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Weiss Field.

Waukegan High School announced Thursday afternoon that it had been moved to Round Lake High School.

“This change is a precaution, in response to an increase in violent events in the community in recent days. Your understanding and flexibility in light of these changes are greatly appreciated,” the school said in a statement.

“Thank you for your ongoing support, and please know the safety of our student-athletes and fans remains a top priority,” the school added.

The freshmen football game took place Saturday morning at Weiss Field as scheduled.

On Wednesday, the Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 6:15 p.m. to the Citgo gas station, 1005 Golf Road, for a report of a shooting.

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Officers learned two victims had been shot and were already at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan.

One of the female victims sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to surgery, a police report said. She was expected to survive.

The second female victim had been driven to the hospital and dropped off.

She was found by officers outside of the hospital lying on the ground, the report said.

She was transferred to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for surgery and admitted to the intensive care unit.

Waukegan Sixth Ward Alderman Keith Turner, whose ward the shooting occurred in, said at least 57 shots were fired in the shooting.

Several residences were also struck by the gunfire, Turner said.

On Monday, 911 callers reported shots fired between people in multiple vehicles on McAree Road between Cornelia Avenue and Hyde Park Avenue, which is on the same block as Waukegan High School Brookside Campus.

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Officers arrived to find a 22-year-old man who had a graze wound to his head, the report said.

Officers found a silver Audi sedan crashed into a tree in front of an apartment building on McAree Road south of Cornelia Avenue.

A second vehicle, a black Nissan Rogue, was also found crashed into a parked car near the intersection.

The Audi and the Nissan both had bullet holes in them. No one was inside either vehicle when police arrived.

Officers recovered a gun near the scene and multiple shell casings were also recovered.

Earlier this month, two separate shootings in Waukegan left a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy wounded.