Man charged with shooting near Elgin school
An Elgin man faces charges he shot at someone in a parked car near a school on Thursday night, authorities said.
According to police, 33-year-old IV Oneal Preston II fired three shots at a person seated in his vehicle just after 9 p.m. Thursday near the 1400 block of Todd Farm Drive.
Authorities said Preston approached the vehicle, threatened the victim and left the area before returning a few minutes later and firing a gun at the vehicle.
All shots missed the victim, who was not injured.
Elgin Cmdr. Ana Lalley said Preston and victim did not know each other, but they did have a mutual friendship with another person. She said it's unknown at this time why Preston was threatening the subject.
As Preston was running away he dropped a .40-caliber handgun, which police later recovered, authorities said.
The incident took place near Century Oaks Elementary School, though it was long after school hours, police said.
Preston was charged Friday with aggravated discharge of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon — possession of a firearm by a felon.
He is due in bond court Saturday morning.
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