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Teen boy, 15, shot dead in Waukegan

Witnesses in the area told officers they saw a dark-colored SUV speed away from the area of the shooting, police said.

Surveillance image of a dark-colored SUV possibly involved in the Aug. 28, 2020, shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Waukegan.
Surveillance image of a dark-colored SUV possibly involved in the Aug. 28, 2020, shooting of a 15-year-old boy in Waukegan.
Waukegan police

A teenage boy was fatally shot Friday in north suburban Waukegan.

An officer found the 15-year-old with a gunshot wound about 9:45 p.m. after hearing screams and shots in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of North Green Bay Road, Waukegan police said. The boy died at the scene.

Witnesses in the area told officers they saw a dark-colored SUV speed away from the area of the shooting, police said.

The Lake County coroner’s office has not identified the boy.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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