Man wanted for shooting of teen in Highland Park

HIGHLAND PARK (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police were seeking a person of interest on Saturday after a 14-year-old boy was shot two days earlier in north suburban Highland Park.

Shots were fired from a passing car after an altercation about 5:35 p.m.  Thursday near Waukegan Avenue and Orchard Lane, according to a statement from Highland Park police. The Highland Park High School student was injured in the shooting, and was treated and released from Highland Park Hospital later that evening.

Two boys, ages 16 and 17,  were taken into custody in connection with the shooting with recommended charges of mob action with the Juvenile Division of the Lake County state’s attorney’s office, police said.

On Saturday, investigators announced they were seeking a third person, William Severin Jr., 19, whose last known address was in North Chicago, as a person of interest in the shooting, police said. He could be driving a older model, dark blue Nissan Maxima with a loud muffler.

Investigators believe the incident was isolated to the people involved and there is “no further threat to public safety,” police said. Anyone with information should call the Highland Park Police Department at (847) 432-7730.

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