4 charged with shooting couple in Little Village

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Three men and a boywerecharged with shooting two people Saturday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 31-year-old man and 52-year-old woman were walking about 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Drake when the group of four males walked up to them and someone opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, while the woman was shot in her lower back, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

The four males were taken into custody and officers recovered a weapon, police said.

Thesuspectswere identified as Manuel Barocio, 25, of the Little Village neighborhood; 18-year-old Fernando Pena, of the Portage Park neighborhood; 23-year-old Jesus Figueroa, of the Little Village neighborhood, police said. They were each charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Judge Mary C. Marubio orderedall three of themheld without bond during a hearing Monday, according to Cook County court records. They werescheduledto appear in court again April 13.

A 17-year-old boy was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, but his identity was not released because he is a juvenile, police said.

Manuel Barocio; Jesus Figueroa; Fernando Pena | Chicago Police

Manuel Barocio; Jesus Figueroa; Fernando Pena | Chicago Police

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