Man and woman charged in connection with Austin shooting

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Horace Wilder | Chicago Police

A man and woman are facing charges in connection with a shooting early Wednesday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

Horace Wilder, 25, was charged with felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to Chicago Police. Rosa Maria Rodriguez, 32, of Melrose Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

Wilder’s bail was set at $600,000 at a court appearance Thursday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

About 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, the 24-year-old victim heard gunfire and was shot in the chest in the 5400 block of West North Avenue, police said. He later showed up at Community First Medical Center, but was transferred in serious condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Wilder, of the Humboldt Park neighborhood, was expected to return to court Wednesday.

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