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BREAKING: Two Men Charged After Mass Shooting Steps Away From Loyola’s Water Tower Campus

Zack Miller | The PhoenixLoyola's Campus Safety sent out a crime alert to the community following the mass shooting.

Updated May 22 7:48 p.m.

Nine people were shot, including two killed, at approximately 10:41 p.m. outside of the McDonald’s restaurant at 10 East Chicago Avenue that neighbors Loyola’s Water Tower Campus, according to police.

21-year-old Jaylun Sanders and 20-year-old Kameron Abram were charged on May 21 in connection to the shooting, according to a Chicago Police Department (CPD) press release.

The disturbance involved two groups, one of which Sanders and Abram were involved in. Sanders opened fire onto the second group, according to the press release. Abram was arrested for obstructing officers at the scene.

Sanders, from the 7000 block of S. Paxton Ave., was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted murder and another charge for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to the press release.

Abram, 20, from the 13200 block S. Corliss Ave. in Riverdale, Illinois, was also charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and a citation for trespassing in the CTA, according to CPD.

They were placed into custody after they had run into the Chicago Red Line station at approximately 10:54 p.m., according to CPD. A weapon was also recovered, according to the press release.

The first victim was an unidentified male who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to CPD. The second was a 31-year-old male who was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital after being shot in the back.

A 19-year-old male was also shot in the chest and is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 17-year-old male shot multiple times is in stable condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital and a 46-year-old female was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center after a gunshot wound to the leg, according to the press release.

The remaining four victims were walk-ins at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and are in good condition, according to CPD.

The hearing will be held at Central Bond Court (2600 S. California) on May 22.

Loyola’s Campus Safety said there is no Loyola affiliation at this time. CPD is investigating the incident and said charges are pending.

This article previously said the location of the shooting neighbored Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. The incident occurred near the Water Tower Campus. We have made this correction and apologize for this mistake.

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