Two men have been charged in connection with a Thursday night mass shooting that left two dead and seven injured, blocks from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, police said.
Jaylun Sanders, 21, faces two counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, the Chicago Police Department said in a news release Saturday by the night. Sanders was also wanted on a warrant.
Kameron Abram, 20, is facing one charge of unlawful use of a weapon, police said.
Both men were arrested around 10:55 pm Thursday in the 800 block of North State Street.
Sanders is believed to be the man who minutes earlier opened fire on a large crowd near State Street and Chicago Avenue, killing two people and wounding seven, police said.
“He fled into the subway system but was quickly located by responding officers,” police said in the news release.
The two deaths in the shooting included 30-year-old Antonio Wade, who died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Police had said he was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The second death was an as yet unidentified 31-year-old man, who died of a gunshot wound to the back at Stroger Hospital, police said.
The men are scheduled to appear in bond court on Sunday.