Shootout Over Woman Leads to Weapons Violation Charge

A Chicago man was charged with a weapons violation after a shootout over a woman Monday

By Alexandria Fisher
|  Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012  |  Updated 2:20 PM CDT
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A man was charged with a weapons violation after a shootout Monday that was allegedly sparked by an argument over a woman, officials said. 

Michael Mitchell, 31, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after admitting possession of a gun allegedly used to shoot at a 21-year-old man near Garfield Boulevard and Hermitage Avenue, according to the Chicago Tribune.
 
The two men reportedly shot at each other in a western-style shootout over an argument about a woman leaving Mitchell with wounds on his back and shoulder and the other man with wounds to both legs. 
 
Both were taken to John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in stabilized conditions, the Tribune reports. Mitchell initially fled the scene in his car but was taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County by his friends and transferred to Stroger after police found a loaded gun Mitchell claimed to be his. 
 
The two shooters did not press aggravated battery charges against each other, but Mitchell was still charged with the weapons violation, the Tribune reported. 
 

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