Shooting in McHenry sends 2 people to hospital

McHENRY – A shooting Monday morning in McHenry sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Each suffered a single wound, McHenry Township Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Harwood said.

It was not clear where on their bodies each person was wounded.

A man was sent to the hospital in critical condition, and a woman was in stable condition with injuries not considered life-threatening, Harwood said.

The McHenry Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance about 12:47 a.m. in the 5100 block of Home Avenue, according to a news release from McHenry police.

Officers found a 36-year-old man and 32-year-old woman who both had been shot. They were treated by the McHenry Township Fire Protection District and sent to Centegra Hospital – McHenry.

The man remained at the hospital Monday afternoon, McHenry Deputy Police Chief Thomas Walsh said. An update on his condition was not available Monday evening.

Walsh declined to comment on whether officials anticipate filing criminal charges or if they have taken anyone to the police department for questioning. Walsh also declined to say whether a gun was recovered from the home, citing a department policy not to release information about evidence during an ongoing investigation.

“It’s still under investigation, so we’re trying to determine what led to the incident,” he said.

The incident is believed to be isolated to the home, and there is no danger to the public, police said.

Family members stopped by the Home Avenue house Monday morning to retrieve clothes. A woman who identified herself as the homeowner declined to comment.

No one answered the door when a Northwest Herald reporter stopped by the home later in the morning.

Neighbors were unsure of what caused the dispute or the names of the people taken to the hospital.

“I didn’t know anything about it until I saw it on the scanner, and then I peeped outside and saw the cops,” neighbor Michael Johann said.

Police confirmed that at least two children live in the home. They are unharmed and staying with family, Walsh said.

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