Police say a Long Grove man fired shots after two teenagers accidentally pulled into his driveway while trying to find one of their friend’s homes in Long Grove.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday to the 1800 block of Pheasant Run in Long Grove for a report of shots fired.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and learned nobody was shot during the incident, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
A preliminary investigation shows two teenage victims, a female and a male, pulled into the driveway of a residence on the block.
The teens were trying to go to a friend’s home, which was next door, but they did not realize they pulled into the wrong driveway, Covelli said.
Vladan Mihailovic, 55, who resides at the home, approached the teens and demanded to know why they were in his driveway.
The teens attempted to explain but Mihailovic became loud and argumentative, Covelli said.
Mihailovic told them to leave his property and the teens began driving out of the driveway.
Mihailovic produced a firearm and fired two shots from the firearm, Covelli said.
The teens initially fled from the area but then drove to their friend’s home.
They met with sheriff’s deputies shortly after deputies arrived in the area.
Covelli said it is unknown if the man fired the shots at the teens or into the air. “[It is] unclear on where the rounds actually went, however, either way it was extremely dangerous.”
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the investigation and Mihailovic was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony.
Mihailovic remains held in the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing Wednesday morning.