CHICAGO — A Canaryville man was charged in the shooting of a 6-year-old boy sitting in a car in Gage Park Wednesday evening.
Cesar Delvalle, 23 of the 600 block of West 49th Street, is facing five felony charges: three counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated battery and one count of discharging a firearm into an automobile.
Another person was being questioned, according to police.
The boy was with his two brothers in a car in the 5600 block of South Mozart Street when two men walked up to the car and talked briefly with the oldest brother, who was in his 20s, police said.
After a brief conversation, the two men began throwing bottles at the car, causing the oldest brother to drive away, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman. As the car drove away, someone fired a gun, and a short time later, the oldest brother realized the 6-year-old had been shot and called police.
The driver and the third brother, age 7, were uninjured. The wounded boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where authorities initially said he was in "serious, but stable" condition. On Thursday, police said the boy had undergone surgery for his wounds.