Breaking News!!: Fox Lake, IL: Manhunt underway for suspects in shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer.
A manhunt is underway in far north suburban of Fox Lake, Illinois for at least 3 men after shooting a Fox Lake Police Department Officer at around 7:52am CT on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, a Fox Lake Police Department Officer was shot while responding to a call of 3 suspicious people near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake, Illinois.
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, after communication was lost with the Fox Lake Police Department Officer, his backup officer arrived on the scene to find him injured with a gunshot wound.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department are saying that the suspects are described as two white males and one black male, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Authorities were seen searching a wooded area near the scene for several hours.
Rollins Road is closed from Route 59 to Grand Avenue.
Investigators also blocked off part of the frontage road leading to U.S. Highway 12.
Metra Officials are saying that the tracks near the Ingleside station are closed to southbound traffic due to the investigation.
Grant Community High School was on hard lockdown at around 8:30am CT and all students as well as staff are being kept away from exterior glass and out of view.
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