Officers found a 16-year-old boy shot in North Chicago last Saturday, just four days after a new police substation opened nearby.
The North Chicago Police Department responded around 8:10 p.m. on January 6 to the 1000 block of Jackson Street in North Chicago for shots fired detected by ShotSpotter.
North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst Freddrick Diez told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that ShotSpotter detected five gunshots in the area.
Officers arrived and found a 16-year-old boy lying on the ground in an alleyway in the 1000 block of 10th Street off Victoria Avenue.
The boy was shot at least once and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, Diez said.
The North Chicago Fire Department responded and transported the boy to an area hospital.
Officers recovered six spent shell casings.
Diez said a suspicious and possible suspect vehicle seen in the area was a compact lime green hatchback.
It is unknown if anyone is in custody.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the North Chicago Police Department at 847-596-8740.
The incident came four days after a new police substation opened at 901 10th Street near Lincoln Street, which is on the border of North Chicago and Waukegan.
The new substation is located just east of where the boy was found shot.
When the substation was launched, police officials said their focus would be on safety and security in and around the 10th Street area.
In addition to disrupting crime, officials said the substation will provide various community partners, business owners, landlords and residents with resources and services.