Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating the homicide of a 19-year-old Waukegan man who was shot to death overnight.
On July 1, 2023, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 40600 block of North Kilbourne Road, Wadsworth, for a report of shots fired. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and determined a 19-year-old was shot multiple times. He was transported to an area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced deceased.
Preliminary investigation shows there was a large party occurring at the Kilbourne Road residence. There was a disagreement that occurred involving the victim and the offender. The offender produced a firearm and shot the victim several times. Dozens of people left the party after the shooting and before the arrival of deputies.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force is assisting with the investigation.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduling an autopsy.
Nobody is in custody at this time and the investigation remains active and ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 847-377-4000 or contact Lake County CrimeStoppers at: http://www.lakecountycrimestoppers.org/