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Suspect arrested after shots fired into Beach Park home

Some schools in the area were placed on a soft lockdown “out of an abundance of caution” while police searched for the suspect, the Lake County sheriff’s office said.

Marcus Hudson was arrested Feb. 4, 2020, on several counts of illegal gun possession.
A suspect was arrested after allegedly firing gunshots into a home March 16 in north suburban Beach Park.
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A gunman was arrested after allegedly firing gunshots into a house Thursday in north suburban Beach Park, prompting lockdowns at area schools.

Someone called 911 at 10:35 a.m. to report gunshots fired into his home in the 12900 block of West Wakefield Drive in Beach Park, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.

Deputies arrived and learned that no one had been struck by the gunfire, the sheriff’s office said. The suspect left the area in a vehicle, but he has since been taken into custody.

Some schools in the area were temporarily placed on a soft lockdown “out of an abundance of caution” while police searched for the suspect, the sheriff’s office said.