CHICAGO — A man on parole was charged with trying to kill two 17-year-old girls in an early Tuesday morning shooting in West Garfield Park, police said.
David Victory, 21, of the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue in Humboldt Park, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two gun violation charges Tuesday, police said. He also was charged with marijuana possession.
The teens were standing on a corner in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue about 4:50 a.m. when a man walked up and pulled a gun on them, police said. He shot the first victim and then ran after the second girl before firing shots at her, witnesses said.
Police found one of the teens badly wounded, shot in her chest and head. The other girl was wounded in her right arm, police said. One victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and the other to Stroger Hospital, both in serious condition, police said.
The gunman was seen jumping a fence and running through a nearby yard before he attempted to hide in a gangway in the 700 block of South Kostner Avenue, police said. Police arrested Victory soon after. A revolver was found on the scene, police said.
Neighborhood resident Tristin Hale, 23, said he saw the violence unfold from his window and thought the gunman's weapon appeared to malfunction.
The teens are expected to recover from their injuries, police said.
Victory, who police said is a convicted felon on parole, was scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.