Criminal charges have been filed against Rayshawn Taylor, 17 , of the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in Evanston, in connection with a shooting that took place outside Old Orchard Mall near the intersection of Golf Road and Skokie Boulevard. Taylor is charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Taylor shot a juvenile with a semiautomatic pistol on May 17 around 9:45 p.m., police said. When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a male subject lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He is currently in stable condition.
"This was not a random act," Skokie Deputy Chief Mike Pechter told Patch.
Taylor's bond has been set at $250,000 and is under electronic home monitoring, police said. His next court date is May 31.
Details on whether the victim or offender attended a nearby carnival on the night of the shooting are unclear at this time.
If new information comes in, Skokie Patch will update.
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