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Suspect responsible for shooting Chicago boy 5, was celebrating gang holiday

June 25, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Suspect responsible for shooting Chicago boy 5, was celebrating gang holiday

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The father of a 3-year-old boy dove right in front of his child to shield him from a drive-by shooting just moments after visiting his relatives on Father’s day.

However, his father’s protection wasn’t enough to stop a bullet from hitting the boy in the right shoulder which ended up right near his carotid artery. As a result of the injury, the little boy is now paralyzed and is unable to breathe on his own.

Police say 23-year-old Desean Wynn, who is a reputed member of the “Dro City” gang, was celebrating a different holiday when the drive-by shooting occurred.

According to the Chicago Tribune, The gang was celebrating “Dro Day,” a holiday honoring the life of a slain gang member, and targeted their rival group “Crank Town” in Chicago.

Lorraine Scaduto, Assistant State Attorney, confirmed to the press that the boy’s father, Desmond Bell, was not the intended target of the shooting.

Instead, they were focused on hitting gang members on a nearby street. Scaduto explained that Wynn opened fire on the vehicle that the little boy was in and another car that was double-parked.

Wynn, who is currently on probation for robbery, slowly drove down the block in a tinted red Nissan at about 6:15 p.m. on Father’s day. Scaduto explained that the boy’s father recognized the suspect, and lowered the driver’s side window.

Scaduto said, “He put his hand out of the window and fired at least ten shots.”

After Wynn had opened fire, Bell threw himself on top of his son to protect him, but the little boy was still hit as he sat in his car seat.

The boy was transported to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital, where his father carried him into the emergency room.

A Chicago police security camera showed Wynn’s car just after the shooting. Approximately, eight minutes afterward, police discovered the car, with the same front-end damage that matched the car seen in the video.

The shooter was identified by witnesses as “Little D from Dro City.”

Wynn was taken into custody on Tuesday and charged with attempted first-degree murder, felony use of a firearm by a felon or parolee, and felony aggravated discharge of a weapon.

Judge Laura Sullivan requested that he be held without bail on Friday.

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