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South Shore man charged with mass shooting at Near North Side McDonald's

Police said 23-year-old Jaylun Sanders was apprehended minutes after they say he opened fire into a crowd of people outside the McDonald's restaurant at the intersection of E. Chicago Avenue and N. State Street on the city's Near North Side.

Jaylun Sanders, 23, of the South Shore neighborhood, faces two charges of murder and seven charges of attempted murder in the mass shooting police say he committed at the Near North Side McDonald's last Thursday. | Photo: CPD Book

CHICAGO - Authorities released charges yesterday against the man they say shot and killed two people, and wounded seven others outside a McDonald's restaurant on the city's Near North Side last Thursday.



Police said they arrested 23-year-old Jaylun Sanders, of the 7000 block of S. Paxton in the South Shore neighborhood, minutes after they say he opened fire into a crowd of people outside the McDonald's restaurant at the intersection of E. Chicago Avenue and N. State Street on the city's Near North Side. He had reportedly fled into the nearby Red Line subway station, where he was apprehended.

You can view our report on the incident that lead to the charges here (NOTE: initial information police believed a total of 10 people were shot, later lowering that number by one): 2 people dead, 8 wounded in violence near Chicago Avenue and State Street

Sanders was officially charged with the following:

  • Two (2) felony counts - Murder - First Degree
  • Seven (7) felony counts - Attempted Murder - First Degree
  • One (1) felony count - Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Person with no FOID


The local website CWBChicago has already written about how Sanders had an active arrest warrant out at the time of the shooting. We encourage you to read their report.

Sanders is due in bond court today.

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