CHICAGO (STMW) — A purported Latin Saint allegedly shot a member of his gang who was a witness in a pending case, authorities said.

Carlos Patino opened fire and shot the 22-year-old man nine times in the 1800 block of West 44th Street Aug. 10, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lorraine Scaduto said.

Just a day before, another Latin Saint threatened the victim by telling him he better “watch his back,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

That man was charged with illegal communication with a witness, Scaduto said.

Patino, 24, of the 4300 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was ordered held on $500,000 bond for attempted murder Tuesday.

Patino, a father of three, works at an area liquor store, according to a police report.

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