Update: Father Allegedly Shoots Son At Lake Renwick In Plainfield

Forest Preserve District of Will County police received a 911 call at approximately 7:50 p.m. Monday, April 29, that reported shots fired at Lake Renwick Preserve – Turtle Lake Access in Plainfield.

Will County Sheriff’s Police were first to arrive on the scene where they discovered a victim lying on the ground by a picnic shelter. Plainfield Fire Protection District responders assisted the victim and transported him to Ascension St. Joseph hospital in Joliet. Sheriff’s police took a subject into custody.

The victim succumbed to his wounds and an autopsy has been scheduled by the Will County Coroner’s office for Wednesday, May 1.

The 56-year-old man who was taken into custody by sheriff’s police was the father of the 19-year-old victim. The shooting appears to be a domestic incident, and there is no threat to members of the public, said Forest Preserve Police Chief Tracy Chapman.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, no charges had been filed in the case, which was under review by the Will County State’s Attorney’s office. Forest Preserve police are continuing to investigate the incident.

In addition to sheriff’s police and Plainfield fire, Forest Preserve District police were assisted by the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force, Plainfield Police and Romeoville Police.