CHICAGO — A man was shot six times, including three shots to the groin, after a fight broke out between two partygoers at a barbershop birthday celebration, prosecutors said.
Ideary Mooney, 38, is charged with attempted murder after prosecutors say he chased another man to the back of a barbershop in the Brainerd neighborhood early Saturday morning, stood over him and opened fire.
Mooney, a convicted felon who has been to prison seven times on drug and gun charges, and the 34-year-old man he allegedly shot were arguing, prosecutors said.
The owner of the barbershop, in the 9000 block of South Ashland Avenue, decided to shut down the party and told everyone to go home, authorities said.
Mooney left momentarily but returned with a gun, prosecutors said, and followed the man with whom he'd been fighting to the back of the barbershop. Unable to escape because the door was locked, the victim fell to the ground, authorities said.
While standing over the man, Mooney began firing, striking him six times, prosecutors said.
The man suffered a shattered pelvis and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in grave condition.
A Cook County judge ordered Mooney, of the 1200 block of West 74th Place, held on $350,000 bail Monday.