Yesterday, April 28th, the Will County Sheriff’s Office responded to two calls regarding shots fired where three men were injured and transported to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 5:30pm to the area of Park and Washington Street in Joliet Township where they spoke to an 18-year-old male who stated that he was on E. Washington Street when he was chased by a van and was shot in the chest. No other information was provided. The 18-year-old was later airlifted from Silver Cross to Loyola Medical Center.
Deputies were also dispatched to a nearby residence where they spoke to a 17-year-old male subject who had been shot in the left hand. He stated that he was walking on Washington Street when a vehicle pulled up and shot at him. The subject was uncooperative and was transported to the hospital.
A shotgun was recovered at the scene. Video surveillance is being reviewed.
At 6pm, Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Nobes Avenue in Lockport Township regarding a 44-year-old male victim who was shot. The victim stated that while he was bringing groceries into a residence, an unknown vehicle drove by and shot towards the home. Lockport Fire personnel transported the man to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his pelvis. He stated that he did not see the offending vehicle and was unable to provide any further information. His condition is unknown at this time.
Both of these incidents are under investigation. Detectives believe that these two cases are unrelated. If anyone has any information regarding either incident, please call the Sheriff’s Investigations Unit at 815-727-8574. –end-