“Arrests Made in Reckless Firearms Incident: Victim Almost Struck by Bullet”

By | July 13, 2023



Four people have been arrested in Lake County, Illinois, in connection with two separate instances of reckless firearm discharge. The incidents occurred on July 3 and resulted in property damage and endangerment to individuals.

In the first incident, a man reported that a bullet almost struck him in the head while he was on his back porch with his wife. The bullet shattered a sliding glass door to his home. Sheriff’s deputies investigated the trajectory of the bullet and discovered a vacant property nearby where three individuals had been firing guns towards the east. One of the rounds they fired was the round that almost struck the victim. Charges of reckless discharge of a firearm were filed against Omar Macias, Martin D. Hernandez, and Joseph Rodriguez.

In the second incident later that day, a woman was reported to be shooting towards an occupied boat on Diamond Lake from a dock. The woman, identified as Kristy A. Shibli, was shooting into the lake for fun, believing that the sound of nearby fireworks would mask the sound of her gunfire. Fortunately, nobody was struck by the gunfire. Shibli was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.

All firearms involved in these cases have been seized, and the Illinois State Police will determine the FOID Card/CCL status of those involved. It is also being investigated whether the individuals had permission to be at the vacant property where the first incident occurred.

These incidents serve as a reminder of the importance of responsible firearm ownership and usage. Reckless discharge of firearms can lead to serious injuries, property damage, and legal consequences. It is crucial for gun owners to handle their weapons safely and within the bounds of the law. Additionally, individuals should report any suspicious or dangerous activity involving firearms to the appropriate authorities to ensure the safety of the community..