Police investigate fatal shooting outside Gurnee mall

Good Samaritan stopped to help 26-year-old Zion resident before paramedics arrived

GURNEE -- Police are looking for the person or persons who shot a 26-year-old Zion resident to death Nov. 27 in a parking lot near Gurnee Mills Mall.

About 2:10 p.m. Gurnee police officers responded to a parking lot in the 6100 block of Grand Avenue (Gurnee Mills) for reports of a gunshot victim, according to a news release. Officers and paramedics located the man in a parking lot on the northeast side of the property.

The man, identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Denicolas of Zion, was shot in the parking lot. A Good Samaritan provided first aid until police officers and paramedics arrived.

Denicolas was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased just before 7 p.m.

The shooter or shooters fled from the scene before police officers arrived.

The Lake County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy Nov. 29 and preliminary results indicate that Denicolas died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Gurnee Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to assist in the investigation. This incident is being actively investigated by Gurnee Police Detectives and Lake County Major Crime Task Force Investigators.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Gurnee Police at 847-599-7000, or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222 / http://www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com/