Fatal Gurnee shooting may have resulted from road rage, authorities say

Updated 11/21/2021 12:20 AM

Lake County authorities are investigating a homicide involving the shooting of a 22-year-old Waukegan man early Saturday in Gurnee that may have resulted from road rage.

The man was shot at about 12:05 a.m. while in the front seat of a vehicle near Waveland and Grandview avenues. The driver, also 22, "was driving excessively fast prior to the incident and also recklessly passing other vehicles," Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Chris Covelli said.


He then turned onto Waveland Avenue and begun to slow down when another vehicle pulled up behind him. Someone in the second vehicle began shooting at the two men and a bullet hit the passenger, officials said.

At this time, investigators do not think the shooters or the victims knew each other.

The passenger was brought to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan but died after arriving at the emergency room, police said.

Gurnee police responded first to the scene and called in the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222 or go to lakecountycrimestoppers.com.

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