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$500K bond for man charged with shooting two people in Austin over New Year’s weekend

A man charged with shooting two people over the New Year’s weekend in the West Side Austin neighborhood was ordered held on $500,000 bond Tuesday.

Steven McKinnie, 27, was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery/discharge firearm, according to Chicago Police.

McKinnie and two men were arguing in the 500 block of South Lavergne Avenue at 4:50 a.m. on Jan. 2 when he opened fire, police said.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the back and abdomen, and was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. A 29-year-old man was shot four times in the torso and was taken in good condition to Stroger.

McKinnie, of the 4300 block of South Evans, was ordered held on $500,000 bond Tuesday. He is scheduled to appear in court next on Jan 25.