File Photo – Zion Police Department | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

Multiple roads were shut down and Zion-Benton High School was put on soft lockdown after a 29-year-old man was found shot multiple times in Zion Tuesday afternoon.

The Zion Police Department responded around 1:06 p.m. Tuesday to the area of Kenosha Road and Highlands Drive for a report of shots fired.

Zion Police Department Lt. Derek Zaloudek said officers were alerted to the shooting by both gunfire detection technology and 911 callers.

Officers arrived and found a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with multiple bullet holes that had crashed near a retaining wall off Kenosha Road.

Officers located a 29-year-old Park City man a short distance away on Freedom Court, Zaloudek said.

He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and officers administered medical aid.

The Zion Fire-Rescue Department was dispatched and transported the victim to an area hospital. He is expected to survive, Zaloudek said.

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Segments of Kenosha Road, Highlands Drive and Freedom Court were closed for hours while officers and investigators collected gunshot evidence and video surveillance from multiple locations.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office provided a canine unit and the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team provided drone support for area evidence searches, which “proved invaluable to this investigation,” Zaloudek said.

The Zion-Benton Township High School, which is nearby, went into “code yellow” as a result of the incident. Students were kept inside the building and the doors were locked to the school.

The Zion Police Department Investigations Division is actively pursuing leads and evaluating evidence.

Zaloudek said evidence suggests this was a targeted attack and that there is no greater threat to the public at large.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Zion Police Department at 847-872-8000.

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