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Illegal Immigrant With Alleged Cartel Ties Charged In Connection To Chicago Shooting: REPORT

A 29-year-old Venezuelan illegal immigrant with suspected cartel ties was charged Tuesday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Chicago, authorities confirmed to Fox News.

Chicago police and the U.S. Marshals Service have identified undocumented immigrant Adelbis Carmona Rodriguez as the suspect in the Feb. 4 drive-by shooting in which a 27-year-old woman was shot multiple times. according to To the outlet. Authorities said Rodriguez got out of a Ford SUV around 4:37 a.m., fired shots at the woman and fled the scene. (Related article: 'It's a problem': Former Border Patrol chief says Biden and Harris 'never' talked about immigration crisis)

The woman suffered gunshot wounds to her body and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. according to Rodriguez was later arrested by authorities on Feb. 26 by the U.S. Marshals Service and Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in conjunction with Chicago police, the newspaper said.

ICE officers monitor hundreds of asylum seekers as they are processed as they enter the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

According to FOX 32, Rodriguez was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon, and was later identified by the U.S. Marshals Service as an illegal immigrant from Venezuela with suspected cartel ties.

According to Fox News, approximately 830 Venezuelan migrants crossed the southern border and 335,000 Venezuelans encountered Border Patrol agents in fiscal year 2023, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data. Since April 2023, Customs and Border Protection has recorded more than 1.5 million migrant encounters.

Illegal immigration has skyrocketed under the Biden administration, with more than 2 million migrants encountered at the southern border during fiscal year 2023.

ICE officials and the U.S. Marshals Service did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller's requests for comment.

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