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2 charged with Little Village drive-by shooting that wounded man, boy

Mark Schwartz | Cook County sheriff's office

Two men have been charged in connection with a shooting that wounded a 14-year-old boy and a 38-year-old man Thursday night in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood.

David Torres | Cook County sheriff’s office
David Torres | Cook County sheriff’s office

David Torres, 23, of the Little Village neighborhood, faces two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, Chicago Police said.

Mark Schwartz, 28, of south suburban Posen, faces two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, a felony count of aggravated fleeing from police, two felony counts of criminal damage to property and a traffic citation for failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.

The man and his son were walking outside at 8:34 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of West 25th Street when Torres and Schwartz drove up in a red vehicle and fired shots, police and a family member said. The boy was struck in his leg and the father was struck in his abdomen and leg.

The family member, who asked not to be identified, told the Sun-Times the father and boy’s mother were were walking home together after watching him play basketball at a nearby Boys and Girls Club of Chicago.

The boy’s mother used her shirt to slow the boy’s bleeding and flagged down a passerby to take them to Stroger Hospital, where the boy was listed in serious condition, police and the family member said. The father waited at the scene for an ambulance and was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Neither the boy nor his father are involved in gangs, the family member said.

Shortly after the shooting, officers spotted the red vehicle and took Torres and Schwartz into custody, police said.

Bond was denied for both men at a court appearance Saturday, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. They were scheduled to return to court Friday.