Update: Will County Coroner Identified Homicide Victim
A 16-year old from Romeoville has been identified as the person shot in the head on Sunday morning. The shooting took place at the intersection of West Munroe Street and South Ottawa Street in Joliet. The Will County Coroner’s Office reports the death of Pedro M. Zabala.  An autopsy was performed on Monday, July 27th and preliminary autopsy results are Gunshot Wound to the Head. The final cause and manner of death will be pending police, autopsy, and toxicological reports.

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Joliet police department asking for the public’s help regarding a homicide that occurred on Sunday morning.

The Joliet Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred near the intersection of Ottawa Street and Munroe Street.

On Sunday, July 26th at approximately 10:16 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Ottawa Street and Munroe Street reference to a report of a subject shot. Officers located the victim a 16-year-old male,  shot in the head near the intersection.

Joliet Fire Department arrived on scene and determined the victim had unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation and is still in its early stages. The Joliet Police is actively looking into what occurred and will update the public at a later date when it has more

If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Investigation Unit at 815-724-3020. They can also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-
323-6734 or online at https://crimestoppersofwillcounty.org/ if they wish to remain anonymous.