Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tribune: Charges in July 4 shooting of boy, 7, in park

Marshan D. Bradley
We heard about the shooting at Cole Park during the course of the recently holiday. Now there's a suspect charged in that shooting which hit a 7-year-old boy - Christian Lyles - who was the unintended target.
A man on probation for a drug charge is accused of firing into a South Side park on July 4 and wounding a 7-year-old boy.

Marshan D. Bradley, 21, of the 10900 block of South Vincennes Avenue, is charged with one count of aggravated battery, discharge of a firearm.

Police believe Bradley fired a bullet that struck a 7-year-old boy in the neck last Thursday night in Cole Park in the 300 block of East 85th Street in the Chatham neighborhood.

The boy, who police said was not the intended target, was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to fire officials.

He has since been released from the hospital, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

"Thankfully, he's okay," Mirabelli said. He declined to elaborate on the boy's injuries, citing privacy restrictions.
I'm glad to here that the boy has been released from the hospital, hopefully his wounds in spite of being hit in the neck wasn't serious.

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