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Man Charged With Uptown Shooting That Killed One, Injured Four

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Kelsky Patterson (Credit: Chicago Police)

Kelsky Patterson (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A South Side man already charged with another shooting is now charged with murder in connection with an August attack that killed one man and wounded four others outside an Uptown neighborhood church.

Kelsky Patterson, 20, has been charged first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, and two counts of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm in connection with the Aug. 19 shooting in the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road, outside the Uptown Baptist Church, authorities said.

Darius Oliver, 21, of the 500 block of West 14th Place, died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Aug. 23, four days after the shooting, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Four other men were wounded in the shooting, authorities said.

Michael Allen, senior pastor of the nearby Uptown Baptist Church, Tweeted at the time that about 20 gunshots were fired outside of the church during its Monday night meal for the homeless.

Patterson was charged in September in connection with another shooting a few blocks away that wounded two people on Aug. 31, police said.

He faces two counts of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm for shooting a 14-year-old boy and 22-year-old man while sitting on his bike at the corner of West Wilson Avenue and North Broadway, police said. He was ordered held on $800,000 bail Sept. 26 and has remained in Cook County Jail.

Patterson, of the 4600 block of South Drexel Avenue, is expected to appear in bond court on the new charges Thursday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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