Violence erupted on Saturday at the Joliet Mexican Independence Day Parade. It was 1:59 p.m. that officers were called to the area of Collins Street and Elwood Avenue in refrence to a shooting. Upon arrival Joliet Police Officers found a 16-year-male who had been shot in the calf. The injury is considered not-life threatening. Upon reviewing surveillance video that captured the incident police saw an individual with a handgun fire the weapon at the victim and proceed to flee the scene down an alley. According to police “the suspect appears to be a White or Hispanic male, thin build, last seen wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans.” 

The Joliet Police Department is currently looking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in the video. If anyone knows the identity of the suspect, they are encouraged to contact Detective Don McKinney at 815-724-3385 or the Joliet Investigation Unit at 815-724-3020. They can also contact Will County Crime Stoppers at 800-323-6734 or online at if they wish to remain anonymous.


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Photo Courtesy of the Joliet Police Department