Charges filed in Cicero neighbor-dispute shooting

Charges have been filed against a man suspected of shooting two next-door neighbors during an assault on Monday in the 3800-block of 61st Court.

Edward J. Wiencek, 59, is accused of shooting his two neighbors. Both remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

The victims are a 32-year-old man who was shot in the back and a 22-year-old woman who was shot twice, once in the neck and once in the shoulder. Both victims live next door to the suspect.

Wiencek allegedly ambushed the two victims around 3:30 p.m. Monday as they walked into their home and fired five rounds from his gun, emptying his weapon, a news release from a Cicero spokesperson said.

Wiencek allegedly went back to his car where he reloaded his revolver and was returning to the scene when Cicero police confronted him, the news release said. He surrendered to Cicero police at the scene, the release said.

Wiencek is charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and two counts of attempted murder with a firearm.

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