Waukegan Police Investigating Shooting downtown, Woman Injured

A 24-year-old Round Lake Beach woman, the victim of a shooting on Genesee Street in downtown Waukegan shortly after midnight Friday, was taken to Vista Medical Center and treated for a shoulder wound.

Waukegan Police officers who went to the scene said they found multiple shell casings in the street. It is not known how or who took the victim to the hospital. Detectives from the Gang Intelligence Unit believe the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation between two groups and shots were fired from both groups.

Detectives said the victim as well as possible witnesses to the incident were uncooperative with them in their investigation, according to Police Cmdr. Joe Florip.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Waukegan Police Department’s Tip-Line at 847.360.9001.

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