ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. — A 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Round Lake Beach Wednesday night has been identified.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Chad Greenenwald from Fox Lake.
According to police, officers were searching for a phone that dialed 911 around 8:20 p.m. and located a car at a gas station near the area of Cedar Lake and Rollins Road that appeared to be damaged by gunfire.
Greenenwald was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and he was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville where he died.
Further police investigation revealed that Greenenwald was a passenger in the vehicle with two others in the car.
Police believe the individuals stopped to meet someone near Midland Drive and Sycamore Drive in Round Lake when they were then approached by a person on foot and shots were fired.
After the incident, both the person who fired shots and the vehicle fled. The driver drove to the gas station and officers located the vehicle.
There is currently no one in custody and police are investigating the incident.
In a statement, Christine Sefcik, the superintendent of Grant Community High School, said the school is deeply saddened about the loss of a student.
“On behalf of the entire District, our sincere condolences go out to the student’s family and friends during this difficult time,” Sefcik said. “The loss of a student is always difficult for a school community and we are committed to assisting students and staff affected by this tragedy.”
Sefcik said counseling is available to any students or staff members who need it.
If any information is received, contact the Round Lake Police Department at 847-546-8112.