No bail for man charged in Norridge mall shooting

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Bail was denied Saturday for a Chicago man accused of kidnapping two young children and shooting his ex-girlfriend and her cousin outside a mall in Norridge.

Prosecutors said Everett D. Harris, 31, took his ex-girlfriend’s two children, ages 4 and 6, without her permission in her car Thursday morning on the West Side.

They said Harris then drove the children to Harlem Irving Plaza mall, 4104 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge.

The woman and her cousin followed him and confronted him in a parking garage there about 1 p.m., and Harris shot them both, according ot the police, then drove off.

He drove back to the city and was arrested at Fullerton and Cicero avenues.

The 29-year-old woman was shot four times — in the chest, arm, head and abdomen. She is expected to survive but sustained nerve damage in her left arm that might cause paralysis, prosecutors said. She was also being monitored for bleeding in the brain.

Her cousin, 36, was shot in the groin and has a bullet lodged in his scrotum, prosecutors said.

The children were not injured but were taken to the hospital for observation.

Harris is not the father of the children, prosecutors said.

Harris, of the 1100 block of North Keeler, was charged with three counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery on a public way, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated vehicular hijacking, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and aggravated driving with a revoked license.

Harris has three felony convictions, prosecutors said, including an aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance conviction.

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