4 charged with gunning down couple in Little Village

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three men and a boy were charged with shooting two people Saturday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The 31-year-old man and 52-year-old woman were walking about 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of South Drake when the group of four males walked up to them and someone opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The man suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder, while the woman was shot in her lower back, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions stabilized.

The four males were taken into custody and officers recovered a weapon, police said.

The suspects were identified as Manuel Barocio, 25, of the Little Village neighborhood; 18-year-old Fernando Pena, of the Portage Park neighborhood; 23-year-old Jesus Figueroa, of the Little Village neighborhood, police said. They were each charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Judge Mary C. Marubio ordered all three of them held without bond during a hearing Monday, according to Cook County court records. They were scheduled to appear in court again April 13.

A 17-year-old boy was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, but his identity was not released because he is a juvenile, police said.

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