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Two men charged with attempted murder

Published: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 2:25 p.m. CDT

Two McHenry men were arrested Sunday in connection with a shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the chest and severe lacerations Saturday night.

Armando Ferral-Mujica, 20, of 302 N. Front St., and Orlando Ferral-Mujica, 31, of 4107 W. Lillian St., Apt. F., each was charged with multiple felonies.

The victim, whose identity was not released Sunday by authorities, was transported to Centegra Hospital – McHenry and remained in stable condition as of Sunday afternoon, the McHenry Police Department said in a news release.

Armando Ferral-Mujica was transported to the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility and awaits a bond hearing, according to the news release. Orlando Ferral-Mujica was admitted to Centegra Hospital – McHenry for a head injury incurred during the attack. He is in serious condition, according to a hospital official Sunday.

About 8:22 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the scene of a fight involving injuries on the 3700 block of James Street in McHenry.

Investigators said two men were involved in the shooting and the “mutilation of the victim with a machete-style bladed weapon.”

According to the criminal complaint, evidence linked both men to the crime. The weapons used in the incident were placed in evidence, police said.

In addition to the gunshot wound, the male victim suffered severe lacerations to his head, neck and hands. Police said the attack occurred at a parking lot at 3701 James St.

Both men face felony charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless conduct. Each also faces a misdemeanor count for the unlawful use of weapons.

The investigation is ongoing and could lead to additional charges. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the investigation.

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