By Carlos Sadovi
11:14 AM CDT, March 16, 2013
A 23-year-old alleged gang member was arrested and ordered held without bail in the fatal shooting of two rival gang members in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in May, officials said.
Tywan Mason, of the 7800 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and on Friday appeared before Cook County Criminal Court Judge Maria Kuriakos-Ciesel. He was ordered held without bail, according to court records.
Mason is charged with the May 9 killings of William Herron-Junius, of the 6900 block of South Lowe Avenue, and Lamont Matticx, of the 2100 block of West 54th Place.
Herron-Junius and Matticx, both 20, were standing on the street on the 5300 block of South Hoyne Avenue at about 4:45 p.m. when a white SUV approached and Mason fired, striking both men, police said.
Mason was arrested on Thursday on the 7000 block of South Michigan Aveneue by the Chicago Police Department's fugitive apprehension unit after witnesses identified the man as the suspected shooter, police said.
Police said the shootings were gang-related because the two dead men were members of one gang while Mason was a member of a rival gang.
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