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Man charged with shooting 3-year-old in Woodlawn

Three-year-old Devon Quinn was shot in the shoulder June 19 while sitting in a car with his dad. | Family photo

A man has been charged with shooting and critically wounding a 3-year-old boy Sunday evening in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

Desean Wynn | Chicago Police
Desean Wynn | Chicago Police

Desean Wynn, 23, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

The toddler was riding in a vehicle in the 6100 block of South Kimbark about 6:15 p.m. when another vehicle pulled up and Wynn opened fire, police said.

The boy was shot in the back and was initially driven to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. He was later transferred to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. He was paralyzed in the shooting.

Wynn, of the 4400 block of South Dearborn, was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

Desmond Bell, the boy’s father, said he was parked with his son, Devon Quinn, at 61st Street and Kimbark Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

“I was on my way to pick up [Dominique Quinn, the boy’s mother] from work, and the car came up and started shooting. I grabbed my son and ducked down. I saw my son was hit and took him straight to the hospital,” he said outside the Comer Children’s Hospital’s emergency center.