LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Police are investigating how a Halloween party turned deadly in the early hours of Sunday morning in Lake Forest.
Lake Forest police say around 150 people were attending a house party on the 1300 block of west Estate Lane hosted by a resident Saturday night. After an argument broke out among several people in attendance, police say someone took out a gun and started shooting. Costumed partygoers said they jumped over fences and ran to get away. A young woman was trampled by the crowd, but is expected to be okay.
Police responding to calls of shots fired at the party found 19-year-old Shaft Wilson, Jr. of North Chicago dead outside the home. Wilson’s family says he was about to be a dad for the first time, and he went to the party with his brother, which they said was promoted as a "secret" Halloween event.
Neighbors in the ordinarily quiet, close knit community known for its large houses are anxious to learn more, but said they believed undercover cops were in the neighborhood watching the house earlier this weekend.
The investigation is ongoing, police said, and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.