LPD requests info on shooting of 15-year-old


Jan. 10 shooting occurred on Lake Street around 9:47 p.m.

LANSING, Ill. (January 11, 2021) – On January 10, 2021, at approximately 9:47 p.m., the Lansing Police Department responded to the 3600 Block of Lake Street for the report of shots fired. While en route, officers were informed by dispatch that the incident may have occurred at the Munster Smoke Shop at 15 Ridge Road, and there was a victim at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.

Lansing officers responded to the Smoke Shop and met with Munster officers. There was no evidence of a shooting located at the scene. Officers then went to a local hospital and spoke with the mother of the 15-year-old male victim. She briefly explained that her son was shot while traveling on Lake Street in Lansing. She said that a suspect in a small, gray, 4-door vehicle fired a shot at the vehicle her son was a passenger in. The bullet went through the windshield and struck her son in the forehead. Fortunately, the bullet did not pierce the skull and her son is talking and in stable condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. The victim’s mother stated that after her son was shot, he was driven to her home in Lansing where she got in the vehicle and went to the hospital with him. After a preliminary investigation, this does not appear to be a random event.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lansing Police Department’s non-emergency number at (708) 895-7150.