Man charged with attempted murder in Humboldt Park shooting that wounded 2-year-old boy

Police say Miguel Avelar got out of a car and opened fire as the boy played in front of a home.

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A crime scene taped off where a 2-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were critically wounded in a shooting on the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue in West Humboldt Park, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

A crime scene taped off where a 2-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were critically wounded in a shooting on the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue in West Humboldt Park, Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

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A teen has been charged with attempted murder in a shooting last week that wounded a 2-year-old boy in front of a home in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

Miguel Avelar, 18, is accused of wounding the boy and a 32-year-old man around 7:25 p.m. July 13 in the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue. Police say Avelar got out of a dark-colored car and began firing.

The man was struck in the face and the boy was struck in the leg, police said. Both went to Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and were transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

Avelar was arrested about 6:25 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said. He is facing two felony counts of attempted murder and is due in bond court Tuesday.

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