Man Shot in Leg During Altercation in Park Forest Apartment Building

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)— An altercation at the apartment building in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail saw one man shot in the leg Wednesday. Park Forest Paramedics administered first aid to the victim and transported him to the hospital.

Details Leading to Man Shot in the Leg

On May 29, 2024, at 9:47 a.m., police and paramedics responded to a report of a shooting. This was in the 100 block of North Arbor Trail. According to police, an adult man allegedly shot a 30-year-old Park Forest man in the leg. The incident occurred inside a hallway of the apartment building at 133 North Arbor Trail.

Park Forest Police officers and Fire Department paramedics promptly arrived and administered emergency first aid to the victim. Paramedics transported him to Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Olympia Fields, where his condition remains stable.

The investigation revealed that the victim and another adult man engaged in a physical altercation, police said. The other man allegedly shot him, according to police. While officers identified the alleged offender, they did not locate him inside the building, police said. After a thorough search, police deemed the building secure. It is now open to the public.

Isolated Incident

Authorities believe this was an isolated incident and that there is no ongoing threat to the general public. The investigation is continuing, police said. They urge anyone with information to contact the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.

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Police captured all the incidents in this report on body-worn and dash-mounted cameras by officers at the respective scenes, according to police. All Park Forest police officers wear body-worn cameras. Officials typically abbreviate these devices as BWC in the reports.

We encourage persons wishing to leave anonymous information on any criminal matters, including narcotics or gang activity, to call the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Division at (708) 748-1309.

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This article originated as a press release from the Park Forest Police Department.