Authorities have released the identity of a 17-year-old boy from Fox Lake who died after he was shot in Round Lake and driven to a gas station in Round Lake Beach Wednesday evening.
An autopsy performed Thursday showed that Chad Greenenwald, 17, of Fox Lake, died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said officers in the Round Lake area began a search around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a cellphone.
A Round Lake Beach police officer located a black Mercedes at the Citgo gas station on the corner of Cedar Lake Road and Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach.
Officers saw the Mercedes had been damaged by gunfire.
Officers located Greenenwald with a gunshot wound, Covelli said.
The boy was not breathing and officers began performing CPR after calling for the fire department.
Greenenwald was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he was pronounced dead.
Covelli said a further investigation showed Greenenwald was a passenger in the vehicle that sustained the gunshot damage.
It was determined the shooting occurred in the area of Midland Drive and Sycamore Drive in Round Lake.
The driver of the Mercedes, along with Greenenwald and a third occupant, were in the area to meet someone.
Covelli said the group was approached by at least one person on foot and a shooting took place a short time later.
The gunman fled the scene and the Mercedes drove off.
The driver of the Mercedes drove to the Round Lake Beach gas station where officers located the vehicle and Greenenwald, Covelli said.
The Round Lake Police Department requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force with the investigation.
The homicide remains under investigation by Task Force investigators and Round Lake officers.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Round Lake Police Department at 847-546-8112 or Lake County CrimeStoppers on through their website at www.lakecountycrimestoppers.org.