Man charged with attempted murder in Humboldt Park shooting that wounded 2-year-old boy: policeSun-Times Wireon July 20, 2021 at 12:32 pm

An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting July 13 that wounded a 2-year-old boy in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

Miguel Avelar was charged with two felony counts of attempted murder, according to Chicago police.

About 7:25 p.m. July 13, the boy and a 32-year-old man were standing outside a home in the 1500 block of North Tripp Avenue when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone got out and began firing about 7:25 p.m., police said.

The man was struck in the face and the boy was struck in the leg, police said. Both went to Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and were transferred to Stroger in critical condition.

Avelar was arrested about 6:25 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of North Parkside Avenue, after being identified by police as the person who allegedly fired the shots, police said.

He is due in bond court Tuesday.

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