Jul 28, 2014

Police Search for Gunman in Lemont Road Rage Shooting

A 58-year-old victim remains hospitalized for a gunshot wound to his abdomen following the shooting Monday at 107th Street and Archer Avenue.

Police Search for Gunman in Lemont Road Rage Shooting

A 58-year-old motorist in was shot during an alleged road rage incident Monday morning, and authorities are still on the hunt for the suspected gunman.

Police officers were handing out bulletins to motorists Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 107th Street and Archer Avenue, where the shooting allegedly took place.

“The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department is requesting your assistance in a recent road rage incident which escalated into a victim being shot and seriously injured by an unknown offender. The flyer is being distributed to motorists in an effort to receive any information that would assist this agency with this investigation," the flyer stated.

The victim remains in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen, authorities said.

Frank Bilecki, spokesperson for the Cook County Sheriff's Office, said the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday as the victim was heading eastbound on 107th Street near Archer Avenue in unincorporated Lemont.

The victim claims he accidentally cut off a silver or gray pickup truck, and then pulled over to the side of the road to apologize. The driver of the truck, who had also pulled over, then approached the victim's vehicle, pulled out a gun and shot the victim, Bilecki said.

Police are still searching for the driver, who fled the scene after the shooting.

Bilecki said anyone with information should contact detectives at 708-865-4896.

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