Two men charged in fatal shooting in Chicago shopping district

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been charged in a shooting that left two dead and seven injured outside a fast-food restaurant a few blocks from Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile shopping district.

Jaylun Sanders, 21, of Chicago faces two counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of attempted first-degree murder and other counts, Chicago police said in a statement late Saturday.

Kameron Abram, 20, of Riverdale, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and other charges.

Both are scheduled to attend a hearing in Chicago’s Central Bond Court on Sunday.

Sanders was arrested Thursday night, minutes after the shooting following a fight outside a McDonald’s on the city’s Near North Side. The gunfire sent passers-by scattering, including a woman who was seriously injured when she fell onto a third rail at a nearby tube station where many passers-by ran to safety.

Police say Sanders fled on the subway, but was quickly found by officers. A weapon was also recovered, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said Friday.

Antonio Wade, 30, was identified as one of those killed in the shooting. The name of the second victim has not been released.

The part of town where the shooting happened is usually packed with tourists, students from Loyola University Chicago’s downtown campus, parishioners from the city’s famous Holy Name Cathedral, and people coming in the area for shopping and dining in restaurants.

City leaders pledged to address an increase in gun violence across the city.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she would deploy more police to the Magnificent Mile area.

Lightfoot also barred unaccompanied minors from Millennium Park in downtown Chicago after 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, following a recent shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy.

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