HIGHLAND PARK (WWJ) – A man was shot and critically wounded overnight in Highland Park, and a neighbor is now in police custody.
The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Tennyson and Oakland Avenue.
Officials say the 56-year-old victim was shot multiple times in the chest. He was rushed to the hospital in serious condition.
The gunman fled the scene on foot. A police K-9 unit was able to track and locate the suspect a few blocks away. Officers also recovered a gun believed to have been used in the shooting. A 39-year-old man is now in police custody.
Police have not yet released a motive for the shooting, which remains under investigation.
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