Man charged with shooting elderly man in Morgan Park

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A man has been charged with shooting a 74-year-old man in the neck Tuesday afternoon in the Far South Side Morgan Park neighborhood.

Kent Smith

Kent Smith, 21, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

He allegedly fired into an occuped vehicle about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 11200 block of South Throop Street, police sid.

The driver, a 74-year-old man, was shot in the neck and leg, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition, police said. A passenger in the vehicle, an 18-year-old man, was not injured.

Police said the victim does not appear to be the intended target.

Smith, of the 8200 block of South Brandon Avenue, is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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