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Updated: February 3, 2014 3:58PM

Seven Waukegan men were charged with felony mob action after gunshots were fired during a gang feud Thursday.

Police first responded to a gas station in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue at 10:19 p.m. Dec. 26 to investigate a report of multiple gunshots fired, Waukegan police said in a release.

Beat officers as well as the department’s Gang Intelligence Unit, Neighborhood Policing Unit and a police dog searched the area and found the suspects in the 500 block of Tiffany Drive, the release said.

The shots were fired during a feud with other gang members, according to the release.

In all, seven men were arrested in connection with the incident — all of whom have gang ties and were charged with felony mob action, police claim.

Those arrested include:

• Gregory Booth, 21, of the 4400 block of Brownstone Way;

• Jamil Sanders, 22, of the 2500 block of Dugdale Road;

• Lorenzo Bradley, 22, of the 2500 block of Dugdale Road;

• Dylan Fonder, 24, of the 1600 block of 11th Street;

• Michael Hill, 22, of the 500 block of Tiffany Drive;

• Michael Price, 22, of the 1600 block of 11th Street;

• Demetrius Woods, 20, of the 1300 block of Greenfield Avenue.

Hill and Woods were also charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a street gang member, aggravated discharge of a firearm and criminal defacement of a firearm, police said.

In addition, Hill was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and possession of a stolen firearm, police said. Price was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The department considered the case a “high priority” and later executed a search warrant at the Tiffany Drive apartment where they seized four handguns, nine grams of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, according to police.

Three of the handguns seized had been purchased illegally outside Illinois and another was reported stolen from Indiana, police said.

All seven men are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 22.

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