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Burbank, Ill. — Three people, including a Burbank man, have been charged in connection with a shooting that occurred early Wednesday morning in Chicago.
The incident took place in the 2100 block of South Leavitt about 12:35 a.m. CBS Chicago reported a 31-year-old was sitting in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police.
The victim — a documented gang member, according to police — was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
A press release by the Chicago Police Department said the suspects crashed their car shortly after the shooting and were captured by officers after a brief foot pursuit.
Jake Russell, 23, of the 7800 block of Central Avenue in Burbank, Ignacio Cruz, 28, Chicago, and an unnamed juvenile were each charged with one felony count of aggravated battery-great bodily harm and one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Cruz was also charged with a felony count of aggravated fleeing and several misdemeanor traffic violations.
The men are due in Central Bond Court, 2600 S. California, Chicago, later today.
UPDATE, 8:15 a.m., Feb. 20 — Cruz and Russell appeared in Central Bond Court, 2600 S. California, Chicago, on Feb. 19 where a judge set set bail at $1 million each. The men are due back in court Feb. 24.
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