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14-Year-Old Charged With Attempted Murder In Shooting On Platform Of Argyle Red Line Stop

He was arrested after police released high-resolution video images from the scene.

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UPTOWN — A 14-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder late Thursday in this week’s shooting on the Argyle Red Line platform in Uptown.

The teen was also charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm in Monday’s shooting of two men, police said.

He was arrested after police released high-resolution video images from the scene. Police didn’t detail how they identified the teen, but said he was arrested at 5 p.m. Wednesday in East Garfield Park.

He’s due to appear in Juvenile Court on Friday.

Earlier on Thursday, police said they were questioning two suspects in connection with the shooting. Police didn’t comment on the status of the second suspect.

Both victims survived the attack. It was one of several recent shootings in Uptown. At a packed CAPS meeting inside Courtenay Elementary earlier this week, police told residents that there has been an ongoing gang conflict for territory.

Police said there have been three gangs competing along three dividing borders within Uptown.

In the Red Line shooting, police said a 34-year-old man was hit in his back, belly, buttocks and groin and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

A second man, a 41-year-old, was grazed by a bullet and declined medical attention, police said.

Police said both victims were well known to police but did not provide more details.

“This was a targeted attack,” Police Sgt. Rocco Alioto told reporters.