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No one injured in Elgin shooting; 2 charged with obstruction and resisting

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Daniel Hernandez, 19, Elgin, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest

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Updated: January 31, 2014 6:24AM

ELGIN — No one apparently was injured in an early morning shooting Sunday, but two men are facing charges following a police investigation into the incident.

Daniel Hernandez, 19, of Elgin, and Odessian Torres, 18, of South Elgin, were both charged with misdemeanor counts of obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest as officers investigated the shooting, officials said.

Police were called to the 1000 block of Congdon Avenue about 12:19 a.m. after several residents reported hearing gunshots, according to a release from police Sunday afternoon.

Officers arriving on the scene were told that several persons were seen running into a nearby residence, and officers found several shell casings in that residence’s driveway, officials said.

Police established a perimeter around the residence and, over the course of two hours, about 50 persons exited the home, where a party had been taking place when the shooting occurred, police said.

According to police Cmdr. Ana Lalley, a loudspeaker was used during that two-hour period to get partiers to leave the house. When officers first arrived, no one would come to the home’s door, so police used the loudspeaker to relay commands to those inside.

“It was a precaution, to get people to exit in a safe manner,” she said.

Officers were able to secure the residence with the homeowner’s assistance, police said, and several juveniles who had been at the party were transported to the Elgin Police Department and later released to their parents.

Hernandez posted bond at the Elgin Police Department, and Torres was held on a separate Cook County warrant, police said. Both are to appear Feb. 10 at the Cook County Rolling Meadows branch court.

Elgin’s Gang Crimes Unit continues to investigate the shots-fired report and asks that anyone with any information about the incident contact the unit at 847-289-2646. Also, people can provide anonymous tips or information via the crime line at 847-695-4195 or texting 847411 and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text, along with the message and/or tip information.

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