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Mount Prospect police charge two with firing shots

Ivan Avila (left) and Juan Ibarra. / Photo from Mount Prospect police.

Two men were charged Friday with firing a weapon to intimidate rival gang members in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

Police responded to a shots fired complaint at 8:46 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Canford Cliffs, according to a statement from the Mount Prospect Police Department. Upon arrival, officers saw two men run through a parking lot and enter a silver colored vehicle.

Officers responding to the scene spotted the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, police said. It was later determined that two of the occupants inside had fired a gun into the air to intimidate rival gang members, police said. No one was injured.

Juan Ibarra, 22, and Ivan Avila, 18, were charged with one count each of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful discharge of a weapon, police said.

Ibarra, of the 700 block of North Salem in Hoffman Estates, had his bond set at $40,000, police said. Avila, of the 3700 block of Wren Lane in Rolling Meadows, had his bond set at $20,000. Both appeared in Cook County Circuit Court Friday.