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Two shot, hospitalized in Avondale shooting

Shooting near Central and Western Avenues
Posted at 9:52 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 18:37:05-04

AVONDALE — Two people were shot Wednesday night in Avondale near Central Avenue and Van Buren Street, according to police. Both were taken to the hospital.

On Thursday afternoon, police announced the arrest of 47-year-old Benjamin Herrera in connection to the shooting.

Herrera faces charges of aggravated assault.

Officials say one man, 32, was hospitalized in critical condition with a "significant" gun shot wound to the upper chest area.

A woman, 47, was also hospitalized but is awake and talking. Police believe her injuries are from possible fragments.

One victim has since been released from the hospital.

It is unknown what led up to the shooting.

The incident is currently under investigation.