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One in custody after two teens are injured in Moline shooting

One person has been taken into custody after two 19-year-old men were injured in a shooting in Moline.
Terril Jenkins, image from the Moline Police Department

MOLINE, Illinois -- One person has been taken into custody after two 19-year-old men were injured in a shooting in Moline.

Terril S. Jenkins, age 23, was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to a statement from the Moline Police Department.

According to police, one 19-year-old was shot multiple times, and was listed in critical condition after having surgery.  A second 19-year-old was also hurt, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital.

Jenkins who is a Moline resident, and the suspect vehicle were located in Davenport Tuesday morning.  Jenkins was taken to the Scott County Jail and was held on a $1 million bond.

Moline Detective Michael Griffin said police believe the shooting was done in retaliation to the murder of Corey Harrell Jr., who was shot and killed near City Hall in Moline on Halloween morning. 

Police say they responded to the 2500 block of 6th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 25.  Investigators say both victims were driving eastbound, when an vehicle drove next to them and began shooting.

Initial reports indicated that the Illinois State Police and Moline Police responded to the intersection of 7th Avenue and 23rd Street for a reported shooting.  East Moline Police and the Rock Island County Sheriff were also on scene.  Police blocked traffic around 6th Avenue for several blocks around the area.

WQAD spoke with a woman who lives near the area that claimed to have heard cries for help shortly before police arrived.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Moline Police Department at 309-524-2140 or CrimeStoppers at 309-762-9500.