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Man charged with shooting 15-year-old boy riding CTA bus last month

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A man is charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy last month as he rode a CTA bus in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Carlos Montanez, 23, of Bridgeview, was taken into custody Friday and charged with a felony count of aggravated battery involving discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

About 1:10 p.m. May 2, the boy was riding a southbound No. 94 South California bus in the 6200 block of South California when a bullet came through a window and struck him in his head, police said. He was not believed to be the target of the shooting.

Carlos Montanez | Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Carlos Montanez | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

The boy was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for treatment, where he was initially listed in serious condition, but was later upgraded to good, police said.Montanez was ordered held without bail at a hearing Saturday, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Office records.