Teenager Shot in Highland Park, Police seek suspect

Above, William Servin, Jr. is wanted in connection with a shooting in Highland Park. – LCSO

by Tina Johansson

A 14-year-old was shot in the City of Highland Park Thursday, and police there are searching for a suspect.

Highland Park Police were alerted by Highland Park Hospital staff that the was being treated for a gunshot wound in their emergency room on Thursday Nov. 10 at approximately 5:35 p.m.

He was treated and released from the hospital that evening.

The victim, a student at Highland Park High School reported that he had been involved in an altercation in the vicinity of Waukegan Avenue and Orchard Lane in Highland Park earlier that day.

Several students interviewed by Highland Park Police detectives, gave information about the shooting which they said had come from a passing car.

Police are seeking a wanted fugitive from North Chicago who they said may be involved in the shooting.

Police found evidence of the shooting which was recovered at the scene. However, a weapon has not been recovered.

Highland Park High School staff along with police have been working to ensure the safety of the community and school students.

Two juveniles are in custody, and charged with Mob Action. Due to their ages, names were not released.

Police are seeking a North Chicago man who they said may be involved in the shooting.

He is wanted fugitive William Servin, Jr., 19. He is described as Hispanic, weighing 220 pounds and 5’ 8” tall.

Servin is currently wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court stemming from an unrelated weapons violation in Waukegan.

The vehicle involved in the shooting is possibly an older model, dark blue Nissan Maxima with a loud muffler.

Area law enforcement agencies have been alerted and are assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Highland Park Police at 847.432.7730. Please do not try to apprehend the subject yourself.  


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