Palatine Man Charged in Gang-Related Shots Fired Incident Near Palatine High School

Luis Corona, ggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school

An 18-year-old Palatine male, admitted gang member is facing charges in connection with what police are labeling a gang-related shots fired call last week near Palatine High School.

Luis Corona, age 18, of the block of 1300 Winslowe Drive, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in connection with an investigation Palatine police launched following reports of shots fired Tuesday.

Palatine police responded about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday January 23, 2018 to a report of shots fired in the block of 1300 North Rohlwing Road near Palatine High School and near Virginia Lake Elementary School, which is just to the south of Palatine High School.

The 9-1-1 caller described hearing several “pops” that were believed to be gunshots that occurred while several several people appeared to be fighting in that area.

Officers gathered evidence at the scene and verified that shots were fired, police said. Police were also investigating the east end of the neighborhood west of Palatine High School along Home Avenue and in line with the north end of Palatine High School property as late as 6:30 p.m. There are soccer fields and a reservoir near the area west of Palatine High School and south of Deer Grove Centre shopping center, but the neighborhood was clear of any investigation operations by 7:00 p.m. No injuries were reported, and apparently nobody was hit by any of the gunshots.

The shots fired investigation led authorities to Corona, who Palatine police say is an admitted gang member.

Corona was held on $250,000 bond and remains in custody.

Additional charges could be forthcoming as the investigation continues, police said.

Corona’s next scheduled court date is Thursday, February 22, 2018.

Luis Corona, suspect aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a schoolLuis Corona, suspect aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

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