BEACH PARK, Ill. (CBS) – Three people have been injured after a shooting was reported Tuesday afternoon outside a mini market in the northern suburb of Beach Park.
The incident happened outside Hoeksema’s Mini-Mart Beer & Liquor at Lewis Avenue and Wadsworth Road.
Lake County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the company’s parking lot around 1:15 p.m., according to a news release.
A responding deputy found a vehicle pulled to the side of the road in the area of Wadsworth and Gabriel Avenue. Three people with gunshot wounds were inside the vehicle.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the three victims met the suspect in the company’s parking lot. They talked for a while and an argument “erupted”, police said.
Before the attacker fled in a separate vehicle, he fired numerous shots at the victims, hitting them while they were in their vehicle.
The victims then fled the scene in their vehicle just before deputies arrived about a mile away.
Two of the gunshot victims were adult males. One remains in critical condition and the other in serious condition.
The other victim is an adult woman whose condition has stabilized, police said.
All three were transported to area hospitals by ambulance.
Police said the shooting does not appear to be gang-related.
At least two dozen evidence markers were spotted at the scene as investigators from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigated. Shards of glass were also seen outside the mini market.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 847-377-4250 or contact Lake County Crime Stoppers at lakecountycrimestoppers.com.