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TEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL HOMICIDE

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A youth has been charged with attempted criminal homicide in connection with a March 30 shooting.

According to 3rd Circuit Court records, the teen, 17, was arguing with another male outside the house at 4066 W. 5855 South. Anthony Lovato came out of his house because of the commotion.The teen pulled a sawed-off shotgun out from underneath a long coat and said, "This is the real thing, " according to the probable cause statement.

The teen then pointed the shotgun at Lovato and fired it into his abdomen, the records say. A witness said he saw the man go into another house, wipe the shotgun down, and throw away the shells that were in the gun.