Elk Grove Village Police investigating shooting incident in area of Brantwood Avenue and Smethwick Lane, bolstering patrols throughout the area
Elk Grove Police detectives are in the midst of an active and ongoing investigation to identify the offender or offenders responsible for a shooting in the area of Brantwood Avenue and Smethwick Lane this evening.
At approximately 6:00 p.m., a male U.S. Postal Service worker was driving eastbound on Brantwood Avenue near Smethwick Lane in an unmarked postal vehicle when he was shot from a distance by an unknown offender.
The victim exited his vehicle and was calling out for help. An alert resident called 911 immediately and came to his aid. The victim, whose age is unknown at this time, was transported immediately to Lutheran General Hospital, where he is being treated for gunshot wounds. No further information about his status is available at this time.
Witnesses have reported to investigators that they saw a dark SUV fleeing the area immediately after shots were fired. Investigators are following up on this and other leads. This incident is the first known shooting in Elk Grove Village in nearly two years.
The Elk Grove Village Police Department has taken the following steps in response to this incident.
- Detectives are processing the scene for physical evidence and canvassing the area in search of potential witnesses.
- Detectives are asking any residents in the area who have video cameras or “video doorbells” posted at their homes to provide investigators access to any video footage that could provide information relevant to the investigation.
- Detectives have briefed U.S. Postal Service inspectors, who are assisting with the investigation.
- Residents in the area of the incident should expect a heightened police presence throughout the evening and in the coming days.
The Elk Grove Village Police Department will keep residents informed of developments as the investigation continues. In the meantime, investigators ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual or has any information about this incident to call Investigator McIntyre at 847-357-4100.