VOLO, Ill. — A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed, and another teenager wounded by gunfire, during a fight over a stolen car in far north suburban Volo early Sunday morning according to police.
The saga started several days ago, when a 35-year-old Round Lake Beach man reported his car was stolen. Lake County Sheriff’s Office officials said the man located his vehicle just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning in the small village of Volo about 50 miles northwest of Chicago.
When he confronted the occupants of the vehicle, identified by police as two 17-year-old boys, they fled southwest on Route 12 and the man followed. But the stolen vehicle ran out of gas and pulled into a parking lot off of Route 12.
A fight broke out, during which someone pulled a gun and fired multiple shots. One of the teens was struck by gunfire and killed while the other was wounded and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, according to officials with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
The man suffered minor injuries in the fight, and both he and the surviving teen are being questioned as persons of interest in connection with the fatal encounter.
“There was a semiautomatic pistol recovered at the scene. Sheriff’s detectives are thoroughly investigating, they are looking for any sort of video surveillance from commercial businesses or residential homes in that area,” said Sgt. Chris Covelli, Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Neither teen was identified Sunday, but authorities say they are both from Carol Stream. The Lake County Coroner’s Office is scheduled to conduct an autopsy on the 17-year-old who was killed on Monday.