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Man faces felony charge after shooting himself in leg

A man has been charged with a felony after shooting himself in the leg in the South Side Douglas neighborhood on Friday night.

Daekwon Cunningham, 19, shot himself in the leg about 10:20 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Dearborn, police said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

Cunningham, of the 2600 block of South Prairie, was arrested after being treated for the gunshot wound and later charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon near a school or park, police said. The shooting happened about a block away from Williams Park, and about two blocks away from John B. Drake Elementary School.

He also faces two misdemeanor charges for possessing a firearm and ammunition without a valid FOID card, police said.

A judge on Sunday ordered Cunningham held on a $55,000 bond, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office. He is next due in court on Jan. 30.