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2 men injured in Zion shooting

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ZION, Ill. -- Two men were shot in Zion, Ill., late Wednesday morning.

The shooting was reported just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday near 24th and Joanna.

The two gunshot victims were transported to area hospitals from the Zion Police Department. One was taken to Condell Hospital in Libertyville, and the other was airlifted by Flight for Life to an area hospital. One of the victims was 18 and the other was 25.

It is unclear how the victims got to the police station from the location where they were shot.

One of the suspects is in custody.

Neighbors and witnesses can't believe two people were shot on the residential street in the middle of the day.

"This rarely happens in Zion. This is a really good neighborhood,” Taye McNeal, Zion resident, said."

It all started when witnesses say two got into a fight with two others. Witnesses said the two suspects ran for several blocks, passing an elementary school before one was apprehended in front of another home at 24th and Joanna. A weapon was reportedly found at that scene.

“Anything can happen. Just keep your guard up. It’s real close. It’s getting close to everybody,” Deonna Alexander, Zion resident, said.

Community activist Clyde Mclemore said he can't believe a double shooting like this occurred in this neighborhood.

"We have children out here and this happening in broad daylight is just phenomenal. It shouldn’t happen ,” he said.

He blames the increased gun violence in Chicago he says is trickling into suburbs.

"I'm wondering what's going on in Zion. What are we doing wrong? Why haven’t the legislators and the mayor come out and build bridges with this community?” he said.


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