Fox Lake Shooting: Details, Facts & Video School LockDown

Fox Lake Shooting

A shooting at Fox Lake in North Chicago has Grant Community High School on lockdown after its being reported that a policeman has been shot. Police are on a manhunt searching for the alleged shooter(s). [lead image via Twitter]

Grant Community High School in #FoxLake is on lockdown. Here’s the message from its website: pic.twitter.com/uePVKSD6jL

— Nicole Franz (@FranzOrFoe) September 1, 2015

ABC7 is reporting that the officer was shot near a cement factory, and there’s no reason to suspect that anyone in the school is in any danger.

1:30 PM EST–Update: This is the story of what happened, via the Chicago Tribune.

The officer was on routine patrol and radioed shortly before 8 a.m. that he was going to check on some suspicious activity, Lake County sheriff’s spokesman Chris Covelli said during a news conference late in the morning. He then radioed that he was in a “foot pursuit” but communication was lost after that, Covelli said. Other units responded and found him shot at Route 12 and Sayton Road, he said.

The officer was found in a marshy area, stripped of his gun and other gear, Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose. He died at the scene, the undersheriff said.

Police have established a perimeter and are seeking one black male and two white males, Rose said.

5:00 PM EST–Update: Authorities have named Lt. Joe Gliniewicz as the victim. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

Needless to say, police are not messing around. Check out what was spotted as having just joined the hunt.

This just arrived. pic.twitter.com/2zF9XGfXok

— Katie Dahlstrom (@K_Dahlstrom) September 1, 2015

Police chopper in Fox Lake as search for armed and dangerous men continues. pic.twitter.com/2ErCGZ7RYt

— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) September 1, 2015

Lots of police with guns and SWAT gear. pic.twitter.com/v4nd2tTlDp

— Katie Dahlstrom (@K_Dahlstrom) September 1, 2015

Dozens of police swarm Sayton Road near Route 12 in Fox Lake for a manhunt. http://t.co/ILI2Udx9EO

— Katie Dahlstrom (@K_Dahlstrom) September 1, 2015

11:39 AM EST–Update: Sources say that the officer has died.

Breaking: sources say A Fox Lake PO, shot earlier had died. Very sad. We are in top of it and will bring you more info as we get it.

— marcella raymond (@MarcellaWGN) September 1, 2015

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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