A police tactical unit responded to a Hanover Park home early Saturday morning after a report of shots fired ended with five men in custody on felony charges alleging they shot multiple bullets from a handgun into the ground.
Officers were called to the 1200 block of Catalina Drive at 3:50 a.m. in response to a call about shots fired, Hanover Park police said. When they arrived, the officers located several shell casings on the grass in front of a residence on the nearby 1300 block of Court O, according to police.
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Police said the officers attempted to speak with people inside the residence, but the occupants initially refused to acknowledge the officers' presence or come to the door. A short time later, a man identified as Eddie Bueno, 21, came outside and spoke with the officers on the scene, according to police. During the conversation, police said, it was determined Bueno owned a gun which was still inside the residence.
Several other occupants eventually exited the residence, police said, while another man had to be removed by the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System Emergency Services Team, a tactical squad trained to respond to standoffs and high-risk searches.
Officers subsequently searched the residence and found additional shell casings that had been picked up a from the scene of the shooting, as well as the handgun that was fired, police said.
No injuries or damage was reported, but several residents heard the shots being fired.
Investigators interviewed the men and determined that during a party a 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun owned by Bueno was taken outside in front of the residence and fired several times into the ground by all five men, police said.
Investigators reviewed the matter with the DuPage County States Attorney's Office, which approved felony reckless discharge of a firearm charges against Bueno, of the 1300 block of Fremont Drive, Hanover Park; Ruben Murillo, 20, of 1300 block of Court O, Hanover Park; Raymundo Murillo, 18, of 1300 block of Court O, Hanover Park; Alexis Ortega, 19, of 60 block of West Devlon Drive, Glendale Heights; and Emmanual Pereida, 21, of the 5600 block of 73rd Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The men were transported to the DuPage County jail, where bail was set at $25,000 for each. All five remained in custody Sunday, according to jail records.