Alleged Gang Member Charged in Shooting of Two Rivals

By Quinn Ford on January 23, 2014 4:18pm 

 Jesse Castillo, 23, was ordered held on $750,000 bond Thursday for attempted murder.
Jesse Castillo, 23, was ordered held on $750,000 bond Thursday for attempted murder.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Burbank man was ordered held on bond Thursday in connection with a 2013 shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side that left two men injured.

Jesse Castillo, 23, was ordered held on $750,000 bond after he was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors said Castillo, an alleged member of the Two-Six street gang, was part of a group who went to the city's West Elsdon neighborhood on orders from a "chief" in the gang.

Just before 8 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2013, Castillo and others approached a group of four men who were standing in a backyard in the 3800 block of West 57th Place. Castillo pulled out a silver handgun and opened fire on the group, according to prosecutors and court documents.

Castillo then shot a 25-year-old man in the thigh and a 26-year-old man twice in the stomach, according to court documents. The two men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.

Castillo and others fled the scene in a car.

A witness identified Castillo as the shooter, and the 23-year-old was arrested on January 21 after turning himself in, prosecutors said.

In bond court Thursday, Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Castillo held on $750,000 bond.

 

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