Warrant Issued For Second Suspect In Small Girls’ Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted for his involvement in a shooting last week in Avondale Park, which wounded two small girls.

Dionisio Gonzalez, 31, whose last known address was in the 3000 block of West Belden Avenue, is wanted in the warrant on charges of aggravated battery with a handgun.

He is being sought in the June 8 shooting that wounded Jocelyn Rodriguez, 7, and a 2-year-old girl, in the park in the 3500 block of West School Street.

Another suspect, Antonio Bucio, 22, of the 6200 block of South Tripp Avenue, has already been charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon in a shooting in connection to the shooting. He is being held without bond.

Prosecutors said Bucio is a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, and he was angry on the evening of the shooting that he had been “disrespected” by members of the rival Latin Kings.

Bucio was riding in a van with two other men and two women around 7:45 p.m. that night, when he jumped out at the park and exchanged gang signs with some Latin Kings playing basketball, prosecutors said.

Then Bucio allegedly opened fire, wounding the two little girls as they played in the sandbox.

The 2-year-old girl was grazed in the head, while Jocelyn remained in critical condition at last report, with a bullet wound to the back.

At the very same time as Bucio was allegedly firing into the park, a community policing meeting was underway steps away in the park’s field house. A police officer, and Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) were among those present.
Neighbors said the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting abruptly came to an end when the shots rang out, and everyone was instructed to hit the floor.

Soon afterward, neighbor JoAnn Trainer was escorting children into the field house from the playground as they wept in horror.

Later, police found the van in which Bucio was allegedly riding abandoned about two miles away in Logan Square, and recovered a .45-caliber handgun from the vehicle.

Later, Belmont District officers saw a group of men and women running near the location of the abandoned van and stopped them for questioning. The officers took down their names and other identification, then let them go. The “contact cards” the officers filled out became crucial in identifying Bucio as the shooter, a police source said.

Police have not revealed the alleged role that Gonzalez had in the incident.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Pothead

    31 years old. Can you say “LOSER”

  • What!?!

    Let me get this straight. The targets of the gun shots were playing basketball, yet the moron with the gun shoots and hits two children playing in a sandbox. Unreal. These punks make me sick. In their little feeble minds, they are “tough guys”, but in reality they are just a bunch of punks who don’t even have the courage to walk up to their target and fight them. Just a bunch of wanna-be tough guys.

    • Cracker

      You have just defined the meaning of “Black Homie Gangster.”

  • Tyreese

    He looks like an upstanding baboon in his primate community, HaHaHaHaHa.

    • Tyrell

      @Tyreese, Your humor is appreciated. Good post.

    • NWA

      Real men don’t do what you have done. A real man would look you in the eye and call you whatever name he felt. And, when he is done you wouldn’t hear, Ha Ha Ha! Because calling anyone a name other than their own is serious business. Grow up!


    • TOO SAD

      Tyreese, this has nothing to do with this article but why are you not also commenting on the litlle boy who’s (white) parents kept him in a cage and then killed and buried him (news today)? OOPS! You are white and prejudice! Why are you always on the comments on Hispanics and Blacks on? and where is your friend leroy on this too.

      • Tyreese

        @Leroy, I’m with you buddy, Their shame is really starting to show.

      • Leroy Goldberg

        NWA and TOO SAD

        I’m sorry you are BLACK too.

  • Sean


  • Enrico Martinez Gonzalez Sanchito

    Stupid low life sh!t Mexican. What a sh!t stain on this great city.

    • Jose Rodriguez Doritos

      Agreed !!!

  • Single Mother

    Whwhy must this become an issue of race stop playing the race card it doesn’t matter..the one thing that should matter is that these children black, white or hispanic are innocent and subject to this cruel world of violence. I live in Albany park my 3 nephews who are not gang member nor do they hang out in the streets, in the last two day have been the target of violence because they are black living in a mostly hispanic neighborhood. I am afraid for all children even the one’s that being molested by family, teachers and coaches why not rally for the children despite their race.


    Single Mother- You are right, it is very bad and very sad that there are very discriminating people in this world and in this page that they don’t even see the side of what you see and hear. –Go to every news page that talks about BLACKS, you will see how much hate there is and they don’t even think about the children. And to the haters Leroy, NWA and Tyreese- including Tyrell just to let you know I’m glad I am not WHITE for to hate and you guess wrong I am not AFRICAN AMERICAN:

    • Anonymous

      @TOO SAD, Don’t go to news pages talking about blacks, but rather the stories about vicious crime against innocent citizens in our everyday public surroundings. Unfortunately, these criminals are almost always negro. We the people don’t hate blacks, we hate the violent behavior of so many black Africans. Please, give Mr. Tyrell, Mr. Leroy, and Ms. Tyreese a break, they call it like they see it. Reality. There is no excuse for this NWA person, I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with his foul perception of reality. What ever race or color you are, is irrelevant. Your posts speak for themselves !

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