CHICAGO — A visibly angry judge ordered a Chicago man charged in athat left young two children with bullet wounds held in jail without bond.
The stern words from Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas came during a hearing on Sunday in which prosecutors alleged that 19-year-old Raekwon Hudson was one of three gang members who opened fire from a vehicle on rival gang members outside a playground Friday afternoon where children at Joseph Warren Elementary School on the city’s South Side were having a picnic.
Police have said that the intended targets were two former Warren students, reports CBS Chicago. The gunmen sprayed bullets across much of the playground as the intended targets dashed across the playground seeking shelter.
A 13-year-old girl was shot in the hand and a 7-year-old girl in the leg. Both were released later Friday from Comer Children’s Hospital.
Police say Hudson, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy were quickly taken into custody about a mile from the school in a black sedan they say was stolen, the station reports.
All are charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. At Hudson’s hearing Chiampas lashed out at the idea that children can’t even enjoy a picnic without fear of being shot by armed gang members.
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