Police are investigating after a 37-year-old man was shot and seriously injured in a shooting before crashing his car in Waukegan Sunday morning.
The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 2 a.m. Sunday to the area of Sunset Avenue and McAree Road for a report of a shooting.
Officers arrived to find a gunshot victim inside of a vehicle.
The car had crashed off the roadway in the 2500 block of Sunset Avenue in front of a residence.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the driver of the car, who was the gunshot victim, was identified as a 37-year-old man.
Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he remains as of Monday, Chastain said.
The extent of his injuries was not released but his condition has been stabilized.
A woman who knows the victim told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the man was at a party when someone started shooting, leaving the 37-year-old man wounded.
The man and his friend left the scene before the victim ultimately crashed at McAree Road and Sunset Avenue.
Paramedics were called back to the scene a short time later to evaluate a second occupant of the car for chest pain as a result of the crash.
The Waukegan Police Department Major Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to conduct an investigation due to the seriousness of the victim’s injuries.
Officers blocked off Sunset Avenue and McAree Road for over seven hours while investigators were on the scene.
Chastain did not release information regarding the suspect or suspects involved.
The incident remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.