AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – A 19-year-old man and two teenage boys were charged with attempted murder Tuesday for shooting another teenager Monday evening in west suburban Aurora.
Korleone Darby, 19, of the 400 block of Grant Place in Aurora, and the two teenage Aurora boys, ages 14 and 15, were each charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, according to a release from Aurora police.
Darby and the teenage boys are accused of shooting a 16-year-old boy just before 5 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Aurora, police said.
The three were riding bicycles when they approached the 16-year-old near his home, police said. The four exchanged words and the 15-year-old pulled a handgun and shot the 16-year-old three times in the legs.
The 16-year-old was treated at an Aurora hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Darby fled on his bicycle and the two teenagers ran away without their bicycles, police said.
Responding officers took Darby into custody at River and Prairie Streets in Aurora, police said. The two boys were captured at Second and River Streets in Aurora minutes after the shooting.
Darby was in possession of the gun believed to be used in the shooting, police said.
Police believe the shooting is gang-related.
Darby was ordered held on $1 million bond Tuesday, police said. The younger boys are being held at the Kane County Juvenile Center.
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