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No bond for man charged with West Elsdon slaying

Giovanni Garcia | Chicago Police

Bond was denied Friday for a man charged with inadvertently killing a 23-year-old woman in a West Elsdon neighborhood shooting earlier this month on the Southwest Side.

Giovanni Garcia, 20, faces one count of first-degree murder for the April 8 attack in the 5500 block of South Karlov, according to Chicago Police.

Lauren Membreno was in the front passenger seat of a parked car about 7 p.m. when Garcia pulled up in another vehicle and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A police source said Garcia had been aiming for her boyfriend, who was in the driver seat.

Membreno was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died at 5:37 p.m. the next day, authorities said. She lived in the 5300 block of South Spaulding.

Garcia, of the 4700 block of South Kedvale, was ordered held without bond at a Friday hearing, according to Cook County Circuit Court records. He is due back in court Monday.