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Man charged with West Side fatal shooting over July 4th weekend

Brandon Collins | Chicago Police

A 31-year-old man has been charged with killing a man and wounding two women in a shooting over the Fourth of July weekend in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

Brandon Collins, 31, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.

Collins and 34-year-old Michael Holder got into an altercation at a Fourth of July celebration in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway about 1:35 a.m. July 5, according to police.

Collins shot Holder and two women he had been talking to as they sat in a parked vehicle, police said.

Holder, of the 2100 block of West 50th Place, was shot in the head and torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:44 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 29-year-old woman was shot in the right shoulder and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. The other woman, 31, was shot in the right hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Collins, of the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.