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Suburban man charged in killing of 2 Chicago teens

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:00 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been charged in the deaths of two teenagers who were found shot in the head in the basement of a home on Chicago's South Side.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1nlN30y ) that the suspect is 23-year-old Justin Hamilton of south suburban Flossmoor. He's charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Hamilton was to appear in bond court Tuesday.

The victims of Saturday's shooting were 16-year-old Jordan Means and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead.

Means' mother, Camille Cochran, tells the Sun-Times that the suspect and her son had an argument on Facebook prior to the shooting.

In a separate, unrelated shooting, a 14-year-old and 16-year-old were wounded Monday night in the South Shore neighborhood. Authorities say the 14-year-old was shot in the back and was in critical condition.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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