Bail denied for man accused of shooting 5-year-old boy

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Bail was denied for a man accused of shooting a 5-year-old boy in West Pullman on the Fourth of July.

24-year-old Darrell Chambers was charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm and three counts of attempted murder.

He’s accused of shooting Jaden Donald and two other people at Cooper Park.

Prosecutors say the shooting stemmed from a gang fight.

Jaden is being kept in a sedated coma at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.  His mother Jasmine says his vitals have stabilized and she is confident he will survive.

She says he will spend the rest of his life on antibiotics and insulin medications because he lost both is pancreas and spleen in the shooting . She says he has opened his eyes briefly since arriving at the hospital but she hasn’t been able to talk to him because he is on a respirator.

More than a hundred people gathered outside the hospital this afternoon holding a prayer vigil for Jaden.

The majority of them were members of the Lighthouse Church  who are unfamiliar with the family, but were there to lend the support as the little boy continues to recover.

This gathering held just a few hours after the Chambers went before a judge for the first time.

Accused of shooting Jaden and 2 other people at Cooper park in the West Pullman neighborhood late in

The judge denied Chambers bail saying he poses a danger to the community.  Chambers has a prior weapons related conviction.

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