Man killed, 4 others wounded in Crest Hill parking lot shooting

A man was killed and four others were wounded during a shooting Sunday night in southwest suburban Crest Hill.

Police responded to a call of crowds gathering in a parking lot around 11:45 p.m. at 1829 Knapp Drive, officials said.

As police were dispersing the crowd, several shots were fired, according to officials.

Police saw a male lying on the ground and attempted to perform life-saving measures on him. He was taken to Amita St. Joseph Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His identity has yet to be released, pending family notification.


Four other people suffered non-life-threatening injuries at the scene. Their ages and injuries were not specified.

The bar Forza had an event Sunday that was advertised on social media to wrap up at 5 p.m. Their doors were supposed to close at 11 p.m. The shooting happened not even an hour later.

"I heard gunshots last night. There was at least three, probably more," said one neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified.

She lives across the street in a 55+ community and added they’ve had meetings with city leaders about the future of Forza.

The group complained about late night loud music and revving engines.

"Very, very aggravating and scary on top of it," said the neighbor. "The country is so awash in guns right now, you don’t know what’s going to happen."

Crest Hill Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Investigator Joel Steen at (815) 741-5111. Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers of Will County at (800 323-6734 or text WILLCOCS and tip to 247637.