Man arrested in shooting of 13 people at Chicago house party


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CHICAGO (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder in a December shooting at a Chicago house party that left 13 people wounded, Chicago police said Saturday.

According to a police statement, 25-year-old Keilon Jones was arrested Thursday. He is also charged with aggravated battery.

It's not clear if Jones has an attorney who could comment on the allegations. Jones was due in court Saturday. Police didn't release any information about how investigators identified Jones.

Police have said the Dec. 22 shooting stemmed from a dispute at a memorial party being held in honor of someone killed in April. Authorities have said the shooting began inside a house in the city's Englewood neighborhood and more shots were fired as people began fleeing.

Police have said the victims ranged in age from 16 to 48. None of their wounds were fatal.

Another man was arrested nearby shortly after the shooting and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and as an armed habitual criminal. Prosecutors have said police stopped Marciano White, 37, as he carried a bag near the house and found a .357-caliber pistol inside.

During a December bail hearing, public defender Scott Finger said there was no evidence that White shot anyone.

Prosecutors said they were awaiting the results of forensic tests on the gun police found in White's bag.

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