Teen murdered during Halloween party at Lake Forest home

LAKE FOREST, Illinois (Fox 32 News) - A shooting late Saturday night at a house party in Lake Forest left a teenager dead, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives said the shooting happened at a home in the 1300 block of West Estate Lane shortly after midnight.

Shaft D. Wilson Jr., a North Chicago resident, was found dead with a gunshot wound outside of the home, authorities said. An autopsy Monday ruled his death a homicide by gunfire. Toxicology results are pending.

An argument broke out between several partygoers, and someone pulled a gun and opened fire, the task force said. Between 150 and 200 people were at the party.

The homeowners do not live at the home, and for the last several months, an adult relative of the homeowners has been staying there, according to the task force.

An acquaintance of the adult living at the home organized the Halloween party, which was promoted on social media, according to police. Most of the attendees came from southern Wisconsin and northeast Illinois.

Police do not have a suspect in custody, but said it was not believed to be random, and therefore, no threat was presented to the community.

Investigators believed more than 100 people attended the party and said the shooting was the result of an argument.

Wilson’s family said is a graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Lake Forest police at (847) 810-3818; or Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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