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Shooting in Waukegan neighborhood leads to school lockdown

Updated: November 15, 2013 2:33AM

A shooting in Waukegan last Friday left one man wounded, and he was being treated for a bullet wound to his buttocks.

Waukegan police received the victim’s call around 12:30 p.m. from his apartment in the 300 block of George Street, asking for an ambulance.

The victim told police that a man in his 30s wearing all black shot him and fled the area.

Police were checking the area for about an hour Friday looking for the man who was described as being 6-2 and weighing about 185 pounds with a large nose.

A day care center and the Waukegan School District’s Early Learning Center were on soft lockdown for a short time, which means that all doors leading outside were locked.

Comdr. Dave Debaufer said the victim did not have life-threatening injuries and he was cooperating somewhat with police.

The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting were not known, but police did have a crime scene in the second-floor apartment of a two-flat in the 300 block of George Street, he said.

At one point, they thought it could be related to a shots-fired call around the same time in North Chicago, but that call centered on 15th Street and Sheridan Road, just north of North Chicago’s downtown.

In that call, a citizen called police for shots fired and described a black, four-door vehicle heading northbound on Sheridan Road away from the scene.

Waukegan police determined it had nothing to do with their case.

The victim was being treated at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.

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