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A seventeen-year old male has been charged in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on Aug. 7, 2010, in which two males were shot at the intersection of Davis Street and Benson Avenue in downtown Evanston at about 11:42 p.m., said Commander James Pickett of the Evanston Police Department. The man, a resident of Rogers Park, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one felony count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.
At the time of the incident, police said there apparently was a verbal confrontation between two unknown groups just prior to the shots being fired.
Both victims were transported to Evanston North Shore Hospital for treatment. The first victim, 17 years old, had a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen area. The second victim, 16 years old, had gunshot wounds to his collarbone area as well as his abdomen.
Commander Pickett said police interviewed witnesses and processed physical evidence, and that these efforts resulted in identifying the shooter. A court date is set for Oct. 15.