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Article updated: 6/13/2013 6:00 PM

Five charged with felonies after Streamwood shooting party

By James Kane

Streamwood police initially called with a report of a loud party found after investigation that people at the party taking target practice with a .22 caliber revolver had hit two neighboring homes, according to police reports.

One bullet traveled through the bedroom in one of the homes and lodged in a closet door while the resident was taking a shower in the adjoining bathroom, police reports said.

The man who was throwing the June 2 party, Peter Kiescher, 49, of the 400 block of Sherwood Drive, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, a felony, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

His son and three of his friends also were charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said. They were identified as Peter Kriescher Jr., 18, of the 13000 block of South 70th Court, Palos Heights; Jacalyn Dooley, 20, of the 8000 block of Nielsen Drive, Tinley Park; Jaime Johnson, 22, of the 10400 block of South Maplewood, Chicago; and Teresa Kitchin, of the 14300 block of south Woodland Avenue, Orland Park. None of the people had a firearms owner ID card, police said.

Police said the original complainant thought a firework or pellet gun had penetrated his bedroom wall. When police determined it was a bullet, they secured the area and called the home where the party was going on but got no answer. When they used a bullhorn to ask people to more to the front of the house, the people went inside, turned off the lights and closed the blinds, police reports.

Eventually, everyone in the house was taken into custody for questioning, with several people being released without charges after police spent most of the night sorting through conflicting and changing stories about what happened, according to police reports.

Reports indicate the revolver was fired about 20 times at books and a beer can, with a large wood crate that contained dirt used as a backstop. One of the girls told police she had thought she was firing a BB gun.

Daily Herald staff writer Freida Gad contributed to this report.

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