Victim identified in fatal Crest Hill shooting

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Crest Hill — The victim of a fatal shooting that happened Thursday morning in Crest Hill has been identified.

The Will County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 43-year-old Timothy J. Wells of Crest Hill, whose death was deemed a homicide, according to the coroner’s office.

Crest Hill police are receiving assistance from the Will/Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force in investigating the shooting that happened in the 1600 block of Arbor Lane.

Police were called to the scene about 6:20 a.m. for a report of gunshots, according to a news release from the Crest Hill Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found that a man had been shot, police said. The man was given medical aid at the scene and was taken to Ascension Saint Joseph – Joliet, where he later was pronounced dead after succumbing to his injuries, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, but police said in a statement Thursday that initial reports suggested this was a targeted attack and there was no immediate danger to the public.

Anyone with any information about the crime or video surveillance of the incident is asked to contact the Crest Hill Police Department Investigations Division or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers of Will County.