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Barrington

Lake Barrington prohibits short-term home rental following shooting

LAKE BARRINGTON – The Village of Lake Barrington approved Wednesday an ordinance prohibiting the rental of residential properties in the village for terms less than three consecutive months, in wake of a shooting incident that occurred Sunday.
 

At 3:09 a.m. Sunday, Barrington police were called to Route 14 and Shorely Drive in Barrington to investigate a shooting.

Sherron P. Reed Jr., 20; Brandon D. Campbell, 21, and Justin L. Crowder, 19, are each charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, both of which are Class X felonies.

According to a Barrington Police Department news release, the trio attended a party with the victims and was driving home on Route 14 when they fired several rounds from an AR-15 rifle into the victims' car, which then left the road and crashed into a railroad gate.

Both victims sustained gunshot wounds, the news release stated. One was in critical condition as of Wednesday and the other had been released from a hospital.

Violators of the new Lake Barrington village ordinance prohibiting short-term rental will be subject to a mandatory fine of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000 per day per violation, and a cease and desist demand letter will be forwarded to anyone in the village currently advertising a short-term rental.

Trustees voted 6-0 in support of the ordinance. Trustee Andrew Burke was out of town but pledged his support for the ordinance, according to a news release from the village.

The home where the party occurred had been advertised as a short-term vacation rental on one or more internet sites, village officials said.

“We are deeply troubled by these events and hope this Board action will prevent similar short-term rentals from occurring in the future,” Lake Barrington President Kevin Richardson said. “Our first priority is safety of our residents.”

The shooting case remains under investigation.

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