An 18-year-old man is being held on a $75,000 bond after he allegedly fired shots into a vehicle occupied by two teenage girls in a Wauconda neighborhood Friday evening.
Raul Gonzalez, 18, of Wauconda, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle and three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
The Wauconda Police Department said they responded to a report of a shooting around 7:15 p.m. Friday.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said that a juvenile, who was crying hysterically, drove towards law enforcement officers in Wauconda to report that she had just been shot at.
The girl and her friend, who are both 17 years old, reported that they were driving in the 300 block of Brown Street.
As they were traveling in their vehicle, someone shot at them, according to Wauconda Police Department Sgt. Heather Cognac.
One of the girls identified the suspect as an ex-boyfriend, Cognac said. The two victims were uninjured.
The victim had been in an argument on the phone with Raul Gonzalez, Lewis said during a bond hearing.
After the argument, the victim and her friend went to go pick up pizza and were driving when they passed Gonzalez.
Gonzalez pulled out a gun and fired two shots at the victim’s vehicle, Lewis said. One of the bullets hit a tire, flattening it.
Lewis said that a description was provided of a car that Raul Gonzalez was seen in.
Officers responded to the offender’s Wauconda home.
Martin Gonzalez, 20, who has a revoked driver’s license, had allegedly driven the suspect vehicle up into the driveway and gotten out of the car.
Officers attempted to find Raul Gonzalez and located him hiding on the floor in the rear of the car with a loaded firearm next to him, Lewis said.
Raul Gonzalez and Martin Gonzalez were tested for gunshot residue and they both tested positive.
The two men, who live in the 200 block of Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda, were taken into custody.
Raul Gonzalez admitted to purchasing the firearm months prior and also admitted to firing the gun at the victims.
Martin Gonzalez was charged with attempting to obstruct justice and driving while license revoked.
Lake County Judge Michael Betar ordered Raul Gonzalez held on a $75,000 bond.
He remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $7,500 cash in order to be released.
Bond information for Martin Gonzalez was not immediately available but he is not currently in the Lake County Jail.