Gunshot Victim Near Walt Whitman Elementary School on Wille Ave, Wheeling

Wheeling police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 12:07 AM Sunday to a report of a victim with a gunshot wound 140 Wille Avenue Wheeling, IL. A witness in the neighborhood said police at the time were out with a group of people on Wille Avenue near Walt Whitman Elementary School. It was unknown whether the people were in a vehicle or out walking.

Police on the scene requested firefighter/paramedics for a person with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The scene was secure when firefighter/paramedics were dispatched.

The last known shooting incident known in Wheeling was February 10, 2015 about 7:02 p.m. when two people were shot in a dispute involving a drug deal in the 400 block of McHenry Road. One of the gunshot victims made his way to a Walgreens a few blocks away, while a second victim showed up at a local hospital about 40 minutes after the first victim was found by police and firefighter/paramedics.

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