CHICAGO — After shooting a clerk at a Cicero hotel who refused to rent him a room, a Humboldt Park man allegedly tried to kill the two 17-year-old girls who saw him do it, prosecutors said Wednesday.
David Victory, 21, and the two girls were arguing in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue in West Garfield Park early Tuesday morning when he raised a chrome-plated .25 caliber revolver and shot both victims multiple times, prosecutors and police said.
One of the girls suffered two gunshot wounds in the left forearm, according to court records, and is expected to recover.
Victory allegedly shot the second victim in the chest. While she remains hospitalized in stable condition, prosecutors said a bullet is lodged in her aorta. Her survival depends on whether doctors are able to successfully remove it.
Charges in the shooting of the hotel clerk are pending, prosecutors said. Prosecutors did not say when the shooting took place or how the girls witnessed it. They did say the clerk survived the shooting.
Victory, who is on parole, was charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree in connection with the teens' shooting, possession of cannabis and unlawful use of a weapon.
The sobs of Victory's mother could be heard throughout the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Wednesday after Judge Edward Harmening ordered the defendant held without bail.