Law and Order, Local Police Reports, Park Forest

One Man Dead After Two Shot on Gold Street

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Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- One man is dead and a woman injured after two people were shot on Gold Street Wednesday evening according to a statement released by police. The statement was issued Thursday afternoon.

Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the 200 block of Gold Street in Park Forest on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at approximately 8:11 PM after a report that two people had been shot while standing near the rear of their residence, according to police.

Responding officers discovered a 33-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman who had each been shot multiple times, police said.

Officers immediately began assisting with medical care until the paramedics’ arrival. The injured subjects, both Park Forest residents, were rushed to Franciscan Saint James Hospital in Olympia Fields and later transferred to a regional trauma center.

The man died, succumbing to his injuries. The woman currently is hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Gold Street runs between East and West Rocket Circle south of Lakewood Boulevard near Freedom Hall.

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.

Preliminary investigation indicates that this shooting was not random and there is no ongoing threat to the public, police said. Police said they are not releasing additional information at this time as the incident remains an active investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the Park Forest Police Department Investigations Unit at (708) 748-1309.

“The members of the Park Forest Police Department extend their condolences to the family and friends of both victims and pledge their full efforts in bringing those responsible for this crime to justice,” police said in the statement.

The red mark below shows Gold Street but not the location of the shooting. Police have not released that information.