Local Police Reports, Park Forest

Teen Driving In Park Forest Shot And Killed Thursday

Park Forest Police vehicle
A Park Forest Police vehicle. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A teenager driving along Sauk Trail Thursday was shot and killed in what investigators say was not a random shooting.

Eighteen-year-old Kiante Albert of Park Forest was found with a bullet wound to the upper torso after police and paramedics were dispatched to the 0-100 block of McCarthy Road on November 23, 2017, at approximately 7:40 p.m., police said in a statement. Police began assisting with medical care until paramedics arrived, police said.

Mr. Albert was rushed to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The investigation indicated that the shooting took place on Sauk Trail near Lester Road when occupants from another vehicle vehicle fired into the victim’s vehicle, police said.

The Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to process the crime scene and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force was requested to assist the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Unit.

Police said the preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was not random.

Additional information is not being released at this time as the incident remains an active investigation.

“Anyone with information about this crime, even if they have already spoken with Police in person or via 911, is urged to contact the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Unit at (708) 748-1309,” police said in the statement [emphasis added].

“The members of the Park Forest Police Department extend their condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Albert and pledge their full efforts in bringing those responsible for his murder to justice,” police said.

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