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Paroled felon charged with shooting two teenage girls in West Garfield Park

David Victory / phofrom Chicago Police.

David Victory / photo from Chicago Police.

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Updated: December 12, 2012 8:20AM

A convicted felon on parole for a 2009 robbery was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot two teenage girls in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Police claim they found David Victory, 21, hiding in a gangway about 5:15 a.m. Tuesday -- roughly 25 minutes after he allegedly shot the two 17-year-old girls.

Officers, responding to a report of someone shot, found the two girls in the 700 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, police said in a release early Wednesday. One teen was shot in the chest and head, police said, and the other was shot in the arm.

As officers tended to the two teens, they allegedly saw Victory jump a fence and run through a yard, the release said.

Police later found Victory hiding several blocks away in a gangway in the 700 block of South Kostner Avenue, the release said, adding that a revolver was found.

Victory, of the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue, will appear in Cook County Bond Court Wednesday morning.

In addition to facing two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Victory is also charged with two weapons violations and possession of marijuana. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated robbery, police said.

The two teens wounded in the shooting are expected to recover from their injuries after being taken in serious condition to area hospitals.

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