An 18-year-old man was shot and killed in North Chicago

Following a gunshot Monday night in the North Chicago area, an 18-year-old male is now dead.

Around 10:45 p.m., police officers responded to a report of shots fired. North Chicago police say they discovered a badly hurt man with a gunshot wound in the 2600 block of Spruce Drive.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but he passed away from his wounds early on Tuesday morning, according to authorities.

Task Force Investigators and detectives from North Chicago are looking into the matter.

The North Chicago Police Department is asking for anyone with information to get in touch.

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