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Chicago Police arrest 18-year-old and 2 juvenile suspects for shooting of two girls during school picnic

June 18, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago Police arrest 18-year-old and 2 juvenile suspects for shooting of two girls during school picnic

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Chicago Police have charged an 18-year-old teen and two juvenile suspects with attempted murder for a shooting that injured two girls during a school picnic at a playground outside Warren Elementary School in the city’s Pill Hill neighborhood on Friday.

On Saturday night, Chicago law enforcement officials announced charges against 18-year-old Raekwon Hudson, and two juvenile suspects ages 17 and 16, for attempted first-degree murder, felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor criminal trespass to vehicles, NBC Chicago reported.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said former students attempted to join the school’s end of the year picnic around 1:30 p.m., but were recognized by school security and refused entry.

Three people were charged in connection with a shooting outside a school that wounded two girls. (WLS)

According to police, the former students went to a nearby corner where they loitered. A short time later,  suspects in a black vehicle pulled up opened fire.

“The individuals being shot at then ran back into the picnic area drawing that fire to the folks that were in there enjoying the picnic,” Johnson said.

Family members say the 7-year-old victim, identified as Jayla Wright, was shot in the thigh.

Police arrested eighteen-year-old Raekwon Hudson (pictured) and two other juveniles suspects

Police said the 13-year-old victim identified by relatives as eighth-grade student Dakayla Hart, suffered a gunshot wound to her hand.

Emergency responders rushed the shooting victims to Comer Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both girls remain in stable condition.

Johnson said the suspects were arrested Friday afternoon shortly after the shooting and had also recovered the black vehicle, which police investigators later determined to have been stolen.

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