Tyshawn Pickett, 24, of Antioch, (left) and Jamarri Pickett, 26, of Waukegan (right)

Two men have been charged with attempted murder after they allegedly fired almost two dozen shots into a car occupied by two victims in Zion, police announced.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on February 1, 2020, in the 2300 block of Jethro Avenue in Zion, according to Zion Police Department Detective Lt. Paul Kehrli.

Officers quickly located a shooting scene, which consisted of a vehicle with multiple bullet holes in it and numerous spent bullet casings scattered around.

Two people were in the vehicle and they “amazingly” had not been struck by the barrage of gunfire, Kehrli said.

The vehicle’s occupants were removed from the vehicle and escorted away from the scene.

Evidence technicians processed the scene and located 21 bullet casings fired from two different guns.

Kehrli said two sets of footprints were located in the snow leading up to and then away from the car.

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A recreation of the scene suggested that two shooters fired into the car from just a few feet away.

“The fact that the two occupants were not struck by gunfire is almost unbelievable,” Kehrli said.

Detectives spent hundreds of hours on the investigation over the past several years.

Suspects were initially developed but there was not enough evidence for charges to be filed.

Kehrli said that while time passed and the case went cold, it was not forgotten and detectives continued to work on it.

Recovered evidence from another crime late last year provided a “crucial link” to move the case forward, Kehrli said.

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved charges late last month against Tyshawn Pickett, 24, of Antioch, and Jamarri Pickett, 26, of Waukegan.

Both men were charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm.

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The attempted murder charge is a Class X felony and carries 26-50 years in prison if found guilty.

Jamarri Pickett was located and taken into custody in Waukegan and transported to the Lake County Jail.

He remains held in jail on a $1 million bond.

Tyshawn Pickett was already in custody at the Lake County Jail on an unrelated case and was served with the arrest warrant.

He remains held in the jail on a $2 million bond.

State records show both men were on parole at the time charges were filed after being released from prison last year for prior gun convictions in Lake County.