Boy, 17, Charged In Evanston McDonald’s Shooting
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EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS/WBBM) – A 17-year-old boy has been charged with shooting another teen inside a McDonald’s in Evanston last week.
Anthony Mark Conorquie, of the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue in Evanston, is charged as an adult with one count each of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without having a FOID card, a release from Evanston police said.
Six others taken in for questioning after the shooting were released without charges, police said.
Tyree Green, 16, was hit by gunfire. Evanston fire paramedics transported the victim to Evanston Hospital with a gunshot wound to his midsection, according to Fire Chief Greg Klaiber. He was hospitalized in stable condition
Immediately after the shooting, Dick Peach, General Manager of Dempster Auto Builders at 2001 Dempster St., told WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody that he heard no shots but saw a flood of Evanston police and fire units surround the fast food restaurants where students often gather from a nearby high school.
Peach said Dempster Street, a major east west artery in the surburb, was blocked off during the investigation but was reopened after about an hour.
Detectives used evidence, interviews and video surveillance footage to link Conorquie to the case. Police said he is the shooter.
Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington told people who attended a Sunday vigil that Green appeared to be recovering, but that infection was a concern as treatment moved forward.
Green was the intended victim of the shooter, Eddington said.
Eddington said the feuding groups include young people from Evanston, Skokie and Chicago. He said the violence is not necessarilyy “gang-related,” but involved two groups of teens who have been at odds and “have decided this is the way they’re going to handle the disputes.”
Some of them were apparently involved in a shootout last July in downtown Evanston in which two teens were injured; and in another incident this past January across from the high school, a teen fired shots from a handgun at a vehicle traveling west in an alley. A police shot the teen in the shoulder.
Bond information for Conorquie was not immediately available.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.