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North Chicago man shot to death in Zion

Updated: March 6, 2014 6:46AM

Police are investigating the death of a North Chicago man at the Horizon Village apartment complex off Route 173 in Zion who was shot multiple times early Tuesday morning.

The man was identified as Donta Cozart, 31. He died shortly after Zion Rescue transported him to Vista Medical Center East, Waukegan, early Tuesday morning.

Zion Police said they received numerous 911 calls around 3:45 a.m. about shots being fired in the 4200 block of Lakewood Lane at the Horizon Village apartment complex. That was followed by another 911 call of a man shot in the same area. Officers arrived to find the man outside an apartment on Lakewood Lane.

The Zion Police Department called in the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to help investigate and Comdr. George Filenko said that they are getting tips from citizens and running down leads.

“We’re getting new leads and a lot of tips. We’re getting information from the public and we’re following up on it,” he said.

Police said it appears to be an isolated incident and the public is not in danger.

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