Three men injured in Aurora shooting
By Stephanie Lulay firstname.lastname@example.org January 7, 2013 5:02PM
Updated: February 9, 2013 6:21AM
AURORA — No charges have been filed as police continue to investigate a shooting that left three men injured in Aurora over the weekend.
The three victims — Peoria residents ages 19, 21 and 59 — were wounded at about 4:10 p.m. Saturday at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Village Green Drive on the city’s far East Side, according to Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli.
The 19-year-old suffered a graze wound to his head; the 21-year-old suffered a graze wound to his thigh; and the 59-year-old was shot in the torso and back.
The 59-year-old was seriously wounded and is hospitalized, but is expected to survive. The younger men were treated and released, Ferrelli said.
The 21-year-old victim apparently has a child with an 18-year-old woman who now lives in Chicago, Ferrelli said. The two, who formerly lived at the Aurora apartment complex, agreed to meet there so the man could give the 11-month-old boy to the mother. The other two victims accompanied the man to the location, according to police.
Shortly after handing the child to the mother, the woman and father argued, and the father and the two other men got in their minivan and started to drive off. As they were leaving the parking lot, a man who was with the mother fired several shots at the minivan, Ferrelli said.
The minivan left the scene with the 59-year-old man driving, and ended up hitting a parked vehicle at Village Green Drive and Shelly Lane, police said.
The mother of the child, the baby and the man who apparently fired the shots left the scene in a gold Chevy Malibu.
No charges were filed and no arrests were made as of late Monday. The investigation is ongoing and police are pursuing several leads, Ferrelli said.