Boy, 16, charged as adult in Humboldt Park shooting: police

A 15-year-old boy is being tried as a juvenile, police said.

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Two teens charged in the Feb. 26, 2020, shooting of a man in the 3900 block of West August Boulevard in Humboldt Park.

Two teens charged in the Feb. 26, 2020, shooting of a man in the 3900 block of West August Boulevard in Humboldt Park.

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A 16-year-old boy will be tried as an adult in a Wednesday shooting that wounded a 38-year-old man in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

Two teens, ages 15 and 16, each face a felony count of aggravated battery with a firearm, according to Chicago police. The 15 year old is being tried as a juvenile.

They allegedly came up to the man who was walking in the 3900 block of West Augusta Boulevard, police said.

One of them pulled out a gun about 3 p.m. and fired one shot, striking him in the back, police said. He taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

The teens were arrested by officers less than a block away in the 900 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said. A witness to the shooting was able to identify the teens.

The 16 year old was ordered held on a $100,000 bail, with electronic home monitoring if he posts bond, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

The Sun-Times is not naming the boy because he is a minor. He is due back in court March 17.

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