Man shot in face in Northlake
Updated: December 2, 2012 7:13AM
NORTHLAKE — A man was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after being shot in the face in Northlake.
Northlake Police Chief Dennis Koletsos said Tuesday his department was investigating the shooting, which took place at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Roberta and North avenues.
Northlake Police Detective Jay Militello said a 35-year-old Northlake man suffered a gunshot wound to the face while pulling away from an establishment in that area. Police said the shooter, described as a black male, 5-feet-6, 220 pounds wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt, stood outside the vehicle and shot at it several times.
The victim was taken to Loyola University Health System in Maywood. Militello said he does not believe the gunshot wound the victim received is life threatening.
He said police are questioning potential witnesses. As of Tuesday evening, no one was in custody and police would not comment on a possible motive.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Northlake Police Department at (708) 531-5755.