Sunday, May 12, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:10 p.m.
Two people were reportedly injured, one fatally, during a shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Maywood, according to authorities.
The incident happened just before 1 a.m. on May 12, on the 2100 block of South 3rd Ave. in Maywood, according to Maywood Police.
Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz said that the incident happened at a house party.
Maywood Police said that two people were shot — one female and one male. The female was reportedly conscious while the male was unconscious at the time police responded to the incident.
The victims were rushed to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where the male — Robert Franklin, 17, of Waukegan, — was pronounced dead at 1:24 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The female victim, who was shot “two to three times” in her extremities, was in stable condition on Sunday afternoon and is expected to survive.
According to the autopsy results, Franklin died from multiple gunshot wounds.
Diaz said that no one is currently in custody. He described the offenders as two males wearing all-black hooded sweatshirts.
Diaz said that the shooting is currently under investigation, and that police are working under the theory that the shooting was gang-related.
Anyone with information on the incident can call Maywood Police at (708) 450-4471. VFP
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