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Man held on $750,000 bond in connection with shooting in Zion

Jemario J. Patterson, 18, of Zion.

Police arrested a Zion man after he allegedly fired shots at three people last month in Zion, court records show.

Jemario J. Patterson, 18, of the 1900 block of Carmel Boulevard in Zion, was arrested on June 22.

Court documents said Patterson discharged a gun at two women and a man around 7:15 p.m. on June 21.

The incident happened at Patterson’s residence in the 1900 block of Carmel Boulevard in Zion. It is unclear if the shooting happened inside or outside the home.

No one was struck by the gunfire and police identified the shooter as Patterson and took him into custody the following day.

Officers recovered a gun that Patterson removed the serial number from, court documents said.

He is facing charges of three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony, and one count of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, a Class 2 felony.

Lake County Circuit Court Judge Paul Novak ordered Patterson held on a $750,000 bond, which means he would need to post $75,000 cash in order to be released.

Novak also ordered Patterson to have no contact with the victims or their residences should he be released on bond.

Patterson, who remains held in the jail, is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday.