Coroner Identifies Victim in Weekend Shooting Spree in Elgin

Coroner Identifies Victim in Weekend Shooting Spree in Elgin

The Kane County Coroner’s Office has identified the man killed during a Monday (Oct. 25, 2021) shooting incident in Elgin.

According to Coroner’s Office and Elgin Police Department news releases, Francisco Reyes-Hernandez, 38, of Schaumburg was shot and killed and two other adults males were injured in the shootout that began at around 2:11 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of North Jackson Street.

All three men had been transported to area hospitals for treatment soon after officers arrived on the scene. The second victim sustained a serious injury; the third victim sustained what police describe as a non-life-threatening injury.

The preliminary investigation revealed that several subjects were at the residence, and at some point, a verbal altercation ensued, resulting in the victims being struck by gunfire. The suspects fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Reyes-Hernandez was transported to the Kane County Morgue where an autopsy was conducted on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Toxicology samples were collected at the time of the autopsy and sent to a forensic lab for analysis.

Preliminary cause of death is consistent with a Gunshot Wound.

The Kane County Coroner’s Office is cooperating with the Elgin Police Department in their ongoing investigation of this incident.

Sunday, Oct. 24, Shooting Incident

Visit the Elgin Police Department’s Gunfire Dashboard at cityofelgin.org/shotsfiredinfo.

The early-Monday incident followed a shooting spree at around 1:52 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, that left three men injured.

According to the Elgin Police Department report on Facebook, officers responded early Sunday to an industrial complex located at Commerce Drive and Tollgate Road for a reported shooting.

Officers arrived and found that a large group of vehicles and subjects had gathered for the purpose of street racing. At some point, a verbal altercation occurred and an offender fired shots into the direction of those who had gathered, striking three victims.

Two victims, a 24-year-old male and a 23-year-old male, were on scene and transported to an area hospital; one with a serious injury, the other with an apparent non-life-threatening injury. The third victim, an 18-year-old male, arrived at an area hospital on his own and sustained what is also believed to be a non-life-threatening injury.

Detectives from the Major Investigations Division are actively investigating both cases, and updates will be provided as they become available.

If you have information that may assist, call 847-289-2600 or to text a tip, send a message to 847411 and include “ELGINPD” in the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information. You can also visit www.cityofelgin.org/crimetip for more crime tip options.

Visit the Elgin Police Department’s Gunfire Dashboard at cityofelgin.org/shotsfiredinfo

Elgin Police Department on Facebook