Man Charged, Second Person Questioned In Shooting Of 6-Year-Old Boy
(CBS) –-Bond was denied today for a Chicago man accused of shooting a 6-year-old boy on Wednesday evening on the South Side, WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.
Cesar Delvalle, 23, was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder for the shooting near 56th and Mozart streets, police News Affairs said.
Cesar DeValle, according to the prosecutor, “was identified by witnesses as having a gun, aiming a gun and shooting a gun,” striking the six-year-old boy. The prosecutor called the crime gang-related.
The victim was being driven by his 19-year-old brother to a tutoring session. The prosecutor said Delvalle approached the car and asked the brother about his gang affiliation, threw a bottle at the car and then opened fire.
Andrew Holmes was in court Saturday and said the brother has some responsibility.
“If you are a family member and you have gang ties out here on the street don’t put these little kids in your car, don’t walk with these little kids, because see what’s going to happen when you come into some conflict with somebody else, who always on the end of that bullet, an innocent child.” said Holmes.
The prosecutor said the boy is still in critical condition. She said Delvalle also threatened a witness in the case.
A second person is being questioned by police in connection with the shooting.
Chicago Sun Times Media Wire contribuuted to this report