Early this morning, just before 3:00 a.m., a Lakemoor Police Sergeant was exiting the Lakemoor Police Department when he heard a woman shouting for help. The Lakemoor Sergeant ran to her aid and found she was bleeding from the head. The Lakemoor Sergeant requested an ambulance and provided the woman aid until paramedics arrived. The woman, a 28-year-old, from Sheridan, Illinois, was transported to an area hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
Further investigation revealed the shooting occurred as the woman entered her car after leaving a residence in the 31700 block of North Jennifer Lane, Lakemoor. When she entered her car, a male appeared from the side of the residence and fired several shots at her, from a shotgun. The woman was able to drive approximately a half-mile toward the police department, where she was subsequently located by the Lakemoor Sergeant. Preliminary investigation shows the woman was likely at the address for a drug transaction.
Lakemoor Police Officers determined the person who fired the shots fled on foot westbound following the shooting. Lakemoor Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, and Fox Lake Police Department to establish a large perimeter. A Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Team responded and tracked approximately a half-mile, where the track abruptly ended, with indications the offender entered a vehicle.
This appears to be a targeted shooting and there is no known current threat to the community.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is on-scene assisting Lakemoor Police Detectives.