Prosecutors say a woman, who had been driving in a car with her children, fired shots into another vehicle in Waukegan after spotting her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend in the vehicle.
Miriam J. Delgado, 20, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and child endangerment.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said the Waukegan Police Department responded last Wednesday to a 911 call of shots fired involving two cars.
Officers located one of the cars, which is the one that was shot at, and two victims were inside it at the time.
A female victim was driving and a male victim was in the passenger seat.
They stopped at a stop light and a Chevrolet Traverse pulled up next to them.
A woman, identified as Delgado, got out of the Chevrolet and pulled a gun, Smoler said.
Delgado allegedly pointed the gun at one of the victims and attempted to open the door to the victims’ vehicle.
Delgado fired the gun into the front side of the car and then fired a second shot, which hit the front tire, causing it to deflate, Smoler said.
Smoler said that Delgado is the ex-girlfriend of the male victim and the female victim is the new girlfriend of the male victim. Neither victim was shot.
Delgado reportedly admitted to firing the gun at the vehicle and also said she brought her two children, who are under 5 years old, with her in the car when she committed the shooting.
Smoler said that Delgado does not have a Firearm Owners Identification card or concealed carry license.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Delgado held on a $500,000 bond.
Delgado remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
A status of attorney hearing is scheduled for Friday.