East Chicago man facing multiple attempted murder charges after 5 shot at West Side barbershop

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CHICAGO — A 29-year-old man is facing multiple charges of attempted murder after five were shot at a barbershop in West Garfield Park last month.

Walter Jackson of East Chicago is facing four counts of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a January 16 shooting inside the Gotcha Faded barbershop on the 200 block of North Pulaski Road in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Walter Jackson, 29

Chicago police said two men entered the barbershop, looked around, exited the shop and then began firing into the doorway. An 11-year-old, a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old were shot along with a 30-year-old male and a 40-year-old male. One of the men was an employee at the barbershop. The 11-year-old and 12-year-old are brothers.

There was also a toddler in the shop at the time, who was not injured. The victims were taken to the hospital where they were stabilized.

“This will not be tolerated,” Deputy Chief of Patrol at Area North Ernest Cato said. “We have to do something about this violence.”

Jackson will appear in bond court Monday at the Criminal Court Building at 26th Street and California Avenue.

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