ZION, Ill — Extra police were on hand Wednesday at a north suburban high school after shots were fired during a basketball game.
The shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Zion-Benton Township High School, located at 3901 W 21st Street, during a game against Waukegan High School.
According to authorities, an abundance of 911 calls were placed to the police department reporting gunfire outside the school.
Upon arrival, police said witnesses reported that a “Black male wearing all black” discharged a firearm numerous times before fleeing in a silver vehicle.
No one was hit by the gunfire, but two vehicles did have some damage. Police were also asked to evaluate a person that was injured after being trampled while fleeing from the property.
The high school sent an email to parents Tuesday night and used social media to explain what happened.
In a Facebook post, the school said classes would resume as normal with extra police on hand. Emotional support services will also be available.
No one is in custody. The Zion Police Department is investigating several leads about this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call (847) 872-8000.
This is not the first time violence broke out during a game between the rivals. Back in 2020, a brawl broke out a basketball game between the two schools. That game took place in Waukegan.