Man Charged After 4 People Shot at Party

Charges have been filed against a 21-year-old South Side man accused of shooting four people at a party Saturday night, Chicago police announced Thursday.

Rodney Jones, of the 6700 block of South Union Avenue in Hamilton Park, was charged Wednesday night with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak. Jones is expected to appear in bond court later Thursday.

Jones is charged in the shooting that happened around 12:45 a.m. Saturday in the 4900 block of South Princeton Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

Four people were standing on the front porch at a house party when a white Chevrolet Lumina drove by and someone in the car opened fire on the victims.

On Saturday, police said none of the four suffered life-threatening injuries.

A 20-year-old man was listed in good condition at the University of Chicago Hospital with gunshot wounds to his hand and bicep, police said Saturday.

A 31-year-old man was listed in good condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to his left leg, police said.

A 16-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her right arm and was listed in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital.

A 24-year-old man was listed in fair condition at the Univeristy of Chicago Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The shooting may be gang-related, according to police.  Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

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