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Naperville man charged with shooting 2 men while buying pot

Yusef Syed could face up to 60 years if convicted.

Man shot two men during a drug sale in Naperville.
A Naperville man shot two people he was selling marijuana to last week.
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A man was charged after he shot two men during a drug sale in west suburban Naperville last week.

Yusef Syed, 19, faces charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and cannabis possession with intent to deliver, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Officers responded to Edward Hospital May 18, after two people came in with gunshot wounds, the state’s attorney’s office said. One was shot in the lower torso, and the other was shot three times in the leg.

Syed met with both men about 11:12 p.m. that night in a parking lot on Fitness Drive to sell them marijuana, the state’s attorney’s office said. There, one man allegedly grabbed a bag of the drug from Syed’s lap as he sat in his vehicle and ran off.

Syed followed them in his car and fired shots before fleeing, the state’s attorney’s office said.

“The charges against Mr. Syed illustrate that in the illegal underworld of drug dealers and their customers, things can turn potentially fatal in an instant,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said.

Syed is being held on $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 17. He could face between 12 to 60 years in prison if convicted.