A Zion man has been charged after a gun accidentally discharged during a scuffle with another man, resulting in his pregnant wife being shot in the head in Round Lake on Tuesday.
Alvin L. Quinn, 30, of the 2200 block of Lewis Avenue in Zion, was charged with involuntary manslaughter of a child and reckless discharge of a firearm.
The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said that Quinn and his 25-year-old wife went back to their old home Tuesday around 2 p.m. in the 600 block of West Nippersink Road in Round Lake to retrieve some of their property they left behind after moving.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said that Quinn and another man got into an argument inside the home. Quinn pulled a gun and a struggle ensued between the two men, Covelli said.
During the struggle, the gun discharged and struck Quinn’s wife in the head. Paramedics transported her to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
The woman’s unborn baby died overnight in the hospital and the woman, whose identity has not been publicly released, remains in extremely critical condition. The Lake County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on the fetus on Wednesday.
Covelli said that additional charges against Quinn are likely. Quinn remains held in the Lake County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning.
Round Lake Village Elementary School, located at 880 West Nippersink Road, and Round Lake Early Education Center, located 882 West Nippersink Road, were both put on lockdown due to the proximity of the shooting.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force and the Round Lake Police Department continue to investigate.