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15-year-old charged with shooting 7-year-old

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the weekend shooting of a 7-year-old boy on Chicago’s West Side.

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Bond was at $900,000 Tuesday for the teenager accused of shooting a 7-year-old West Side boy.

Prosecutors say 15-year-old Lavante Jackson opened fire on a passing car Sunday night while riding his bike.

The victim, Tyvion Jackson, was caught in the cross-fire but is now out of the hospital.

The accused shooter was tracked down via GPS. He was wearing an electronic monitor at the time of the shooting because of juvenile drug case.

A juvenile has been charged with the weekend shooting of a 7-year-old boy in West Garfield Park.

Tyvion Jackson, 7, was shot Sunday night while carrying his cousin’s bicycle into his home.

His mother says they had just returned from a picnic.

The 15-year-old suspect is charged with aggravated battery and discharging a firearm.

Tyvion is the ninth child, 7-years-old or younger, to be shot in Chicago in less than two months.

Chicago police say they are questioning a person of interest  after a 7-year-old boy was shot last night in Chicago’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The boy was released from the hospital earlier today.  He is the ninth child aged 7 or young to be shot in Chicago in less than two months.

His mother says he is traumatized.

Tasha McDuffie says it happened so fast. The family returning home last night after a picnic and her son Tyvion Jackson had just taken his bike inside.

“He was helping his cousin bring her bike in the house and as they got in between the two doors,” she said.  “Shots rang out and hit him under his arm and in his shoulder.”

Police say a group of people started arguing with someone in a car near the 4200 block of West 5th Ave.  Someone in the group pulled a gun, opened fire, and took off running.

Bullets ended up striking Tyvion.

Neighbors say this stretch of 5th avenue, right across from an elementary school, is typically safe.

Tyvion just started 2nd grade at Legacy Charter School.

His mother says the family will have to move.

“He should be able to go in the house get ready for bed and go to school like normal kids,” she said.  “Instead he gets shot going inside his house. So I’m very angry. “

Chicago police are looking for the person who shot a 7-year-old boy on the West Side.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Sunday, in the 4200 block of West 5th Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The boy has been identified as Tyvion Jackson.

Jackson was walking with his bike up the back stairs of his house when he was hit.

A group of people on a corner down the block had been arguing with someone in a car and one of them pulled a gun and fired, police said.

The gunman then took off running.

Jackson was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, but was released early Monday morning.

Officials say Jackson has been talking with his family.

The shooting happened down the street from Charles Sumner Math and Science Community Academy.

No arrests have been made.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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