Police: Teen shot in gang-related shooting in Mount Prospect
A boy is expected to survive after he was hospitalized as a result of what police are calling a gang-related shooting.
At about 8:30 p.m., Mount Prospect police officers responded to the 1900 block of Seneca Lane after receiving a report of possible shots fired in the area. Officers found a male teenager with a single gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, police said.
The teen was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he remains in recovery.
Police said the victim was walking with four friends near Aspen Drive and Aztec Lane when they were approached by three others. "Gang-related comments were yelled," police said in a release, and shots were fired at the five friends, who are not from Mount Prospect.
The victim ran east and the group of three ran back to nearby parked vehicle and fled, said police, who didn't identify the victim.
Police said detectives found multiple shell casings near the intersection.
No weapon has been recovered. Detectives are combing through evidence, including video footage, for information about suspects and vehicles.
Police said they will have a heightened presence in the area.
Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at (847) 870-5654.