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Police: Men threw objects, hurting small children in Little Village

Charges were announced early Wednesday against two men accused of injuring an infant and a toddler Monday after throwing objects at a vehicle on the Southwest Side.

Jonathon Gonzalez, 18, and Luis Olvera, 20, are charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery to a child, police said in a statement. Gonzalez is also charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, while Olvera faces a count of reckless conduct, also a misdemeanor.

About 12:20 p.m. Monday, both men were allegedly yelling gang slogans in the 2600 block of South Kedzie and throwing objects — including a fire hydrant cap — at a third male’s vehicle, police said.

A 4-year-old and 8-month-old sitting inside the vehicle were hurt after the objects broke through a window, police said. They suffered minor injuries.

Gonzalez, of the 2400 block of South Sawyer, and Olvera, of the 2400 block of South Troy, were later identified by the vehicle’s owner.

Both are scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.