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Cahokia teen accused of shooting two people with same last name

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A Cahokia teen is facing multiple felony charges in St. Clair County Court following two shootings last month.

John Davis III, 17, was charged on May 31 with the following felonies:

Two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm

One count of aggravated battery with a firearm in a vehicle

Two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle by a delinquent minor

Two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle under 21

The charges stem from two separate incidents in May, the charging documents indicate. Davis is accused of shooting at an occupied vehicle on May 17 and injuring a woman in her head and, on May 27, shooting a man in the chest and arm. Both victims have the same last name, but it’s not known whether the victims are related. Their conditions were not immediately available.

No other details were immediately available. Efforts to reach Cahokia Police for more information were unsuccessful. A spokesman for the St. Clair County state’s attorney’s office also could not be reached.

On June 13, 2018, Davis was adjudicated, or found guilty, as a juvenile for aggravated battery.

Hana Muslic has been a public safety reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat since August 2018, covering everything from crime and courts to accidents, fires and natural disasters. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Journalism and her previous work can be found in The Lincoln Journal-Star and The Kansas City Star.

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