- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - An Orland Park man has been charged with shooting an acquaintance following prayer services at a mosque southwest of Chicago.

Forty-one-year-old Rame Joudeh was ordered held on $1 million bond Sunday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm. Prosecutors say Joudeh confronted the 36-year-old man Friday afternoon in Bridgeview and sprayed a “chemical irritant” in his face.

They say he opened fire with a pistol and grazed the man’s shoulder. School children were outside during recess at a nearby school. No other injuries were reported.

Prosecutors didn’t offer a possible motive. Bridgeview Police Chief Walter Klimek says there was no threat to the school children or the mosque.

Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney.



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