Bond denied for man charged with shooting near West Side school

A man charged with a shooting that seriously wounded a man and prompted a lockdown at a North Lawndale neighborhood elementary school last month has been ordered held without bond.

Aluntae Lindsey

Aluntae Lindsey, 21, was charged with aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm near a school, according to a release from Chicago Police.

Lindsey allegedly shot an 18-year-old man about 3 p.m. on May 29 in the 1600 block of South Avers Avenue, across from William Penn Elementary School, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

Lindsey, a self-admitted gang member, was identified by the victim as the shooter, according to a police report,

The school was put on lockdown for about half an hour after the shooting. Police said at the time that the man has no relationship to the school and the shooting did not occur on school property.

Lindsey, of the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue, is expected to appear in bond court Thursday.

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