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Two charged in connection with shooting incident in Vernon Hills neighborhood that put schools on lockdown

Ulises L. Jacobo, 20, and Guadalupe B. Jacobo, 18, both of Park City.

Two siblings are facing charges after a shots fired call in a Vernon Hills neighborhood that put schools and daycare facilities in the area on lockdown last week, police said.

Ulises L. Jacobo, 20, of the 3500 block of Mary Avenue in Park City, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, mob action and criminal damage to property, which are all felony counts.

His sister, Guadalupe B. Jacobo, 18, who lives at the same address in Park City, was charged with felony criminal damage to property.

The Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 8:45 a.m. September 17 to the 300 block of Plumwood Court for a report of shots fired.

At least one shot was fired at an unoccupied car during a dispute in the Westwood subdivision, which is off of Route 45 and Sullivan Drive, according to Vernon Hills Police Department Deputy Chief Patrick Zimmerman.

Police learned that a resident heard a banging and what was believed to be gunshots coming from outside the residence. The resident opened the door and saw a man, identified as Ulises Jacobo, standing near the resident’s car holding a handgun.

A woman, identified as Guadalupe Jacobo, was seen hitting the resident’s car with a baseball bat. Police said that Ulises Jacobo was in the area looking for his ex-girlfriend, who he believed to be visiting the resident.

A soft lockdown was issued for daycare facilities and schools in the area, including District 73, Vernon Hills High School and Stevenson High School, while police secured the area, Zimmerman said.

The soft lockdown was lifted a short time later after it was determined the suspects fled the area.

Guadalupe Jacobo went to the Vernon Hills Police Department last Friday and met with detectives, who charged her and released her after she posted 10 percent of her $30,000 bond.

An arrest warrant was issued for Ulises Jacobo and he turned himself in to the Lake County Jail on Monday. He remains held on a $500,000 bond.


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