Homicide

Officer shooting prompts manhunt, school shutdown in northern Illinois

  • Police officers gather before heading out for a manhunt after an officer was shot in Fox Lake, Ill., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.  Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Police officers gather before heading out for a manhunt after an officer was shot in Fox Lake, Ill., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • A police helicopter patrols a swampy area near route 59 and Rollins in Fox Lake, Ill.,  where a manhunt is in progress after an officer was shot on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.  Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.  (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    A police helicopter patrols a swampy area near route 59 and Rollins in Fox Lake, Ill., where a manhunt is in progress after an officer was shot on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers patrol a swampy area in Fox Lake, Ill., during a manhunt after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Authorities in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago,  have notified a number of other law enforcement agencies to ask for assistance, including the FBI, which is sending agents to help in the investigation. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

    Police officers patrol a swampy area in Fox Lake, Ill., during a manhunt after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Authorities in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago, have notified a number of other law enforcement agencies to ask for assistance, including the FBI, which is sending agents to help in the investigation. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot.

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko tells WBBM radio that an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. The report said the officer's condition was not immediately available.

The search has prompted the lockdown of Grant Community High School and disrupted Metra commuter rail service on the Milwaukee District North Line.

Superintendent Christy Sefcik says the school is keeping children and staff away from windows and out of sight. She says school officials were told that police were searching for several "armed individuals."