3 teens arrested in shooting

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Three teens face charges in a drive-by shooting. It happened May 20, in the 1000-block of South 8th Street.

A 17-year old female was identified as the driver and a 17-year old male was identified as a passenger. Authorities say both had prior knowledge of the shooter’s intention. Those teens were arrested Monday.

A 17-year old male, who police suspect is the shooter, was arrested Wednesday morning, without incident, by the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, in the 500-block of West Allen.

All three face charges including aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon.

The alleged shooter faces additional charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a firearm with no FOID card. His bond is set at $750,000.

An 18-year old man was wounded in the shooting and remains in critical condition in the ICU. Officials say they expect he will recover from his injuries. 

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. 

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