Police searching for teen charged in connection with Illinois shooting - KMOV.com

Police searching for teen charged in connection with Illinois shooting

EDWARDSVILLE, Il. (KMOV)-  A teen has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting in Pontoon Beach, Illinois, that left one man dead and another wounded.

Police are looking for, Fernando Gallegos-Ochoa, 17, has been charged after officers were called to La Mexicana Restaurant around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Two men were found wounded in the restaurant parking lot. One victim was shot through the head which resulted in his death. The other victim was shot three times, but is expected to survive.

Detectives said a dispute arose between the men earlier in the eventing that led to the altercation in the parking lot. Police believe the men belong in different gangs, but have not determined if this is what triggered the violence.  

Gallegos, who has not been taken into custody, is being charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. The U.S. Marshals are assisting in the search for the defendant.

If anyone has information, they should contact Detective Mark Beckley at 618-931-5100 x215.

 

 

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