COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A teen is facing attempted murder charges after he shot a 22-year-old man for posting negative comments about slain Rogers Park rapper Young Pappy on Facebook, prosecutors said Thursday.
The victim is now in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital, Assistant State's Attorney Akash Vyas said. Prosecutors said he was on a ventilator and unconscious after being shot in the neck and torso.
Prosecutors said the shooter, Germel Dossie, 17, recognized the victim as someone who spoke out against Young Pappy online.
Pappy, aka Shaquon Thomas, was shot dead May 29. Dossie allegedly shot his victim two days later. It was not immediately clear when — or what — the victim posted on Facebook.
On June 1, the 22-year-old victim was standing outside of Gale Elementary School in the 7600 block of North Ashland at Jonquil Avenue, when around 1:05 p.m. Principal Cassandra Washington said she and staff heard the sound of gunshots.
The incident was captured on Gale's security footage and turned over to police. According to prosecutors, video surveillance caught the license plate of the car that drove away with Dossie after the shooting before he was dropped off near North Glenwood and West Pratt in Rogers Park.
That same video also shows Dossie running from the Ashland Avenue alley, "carrying a large gun," and shooting at the victim.
Third-grade students were outside playing during recess at the time of the shooting, Washington said.
Washington said she immediately called 911 as adults ushered the students inside.
As the shooting occurred, Washington said several parents were walking out the school's front entrance and saw the gunfire. They ran back inside "traumatized," said.
Immediately after the shooting, a bus full of students returning from a field trip pulled up in front of the school, causing parents and staff to create a barricade between the crime scene and students.
In April 2014, Keno Glass, 16, was shot and killed at the same corner while Gale students were at school.
Two days later, Gale's Local School Council met with Washington who said because of the proximity of the shooting to the school, and for the safety of students, recess would be canceled until school let out June 19.
"We know [shooters are] brazen enough to do it at 1 p.m. in the afternoon, and as we already know they're brazen enough to do it at 9 a.m. like they did last year on Marshfield — so we can't take that chance," Washington said during the LSC meeting.
After outrage from the community, Chicago Public School representative Lauren Huffman said CPS would add one full-time security staff to Gale so recess could resume.
Young Pappy had been engaged in a running online feud with rival gang members, taunting each other in social media posts and videos. The feud spilled into the streets of Rogers Park and Uptown over the past several years, with two people getting killed by bullets intended for Young Pappy.
No one is in custody for the rapper's murder.
Dossie is a sophomore at Truman High School. He was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Thursday by Judge Donald Panarese Jr.
Police said Dossie shot the man multiple times about 1:10 p.m. June 1 in the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue.
Dossie was charged as an adult with aggravated battery with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder.
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