Man wounded in mass shooting at Wrightwood party facing gun charges
CHICAGO - A man who was wounded in a mass shooting at a "pop-up party" Friday in Wrightwood was slapped with gun charges and released from custody on his own recognizance Saturday.
Martinas Norvell, 28, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he was found with a gun about 12:20 a.m. in a vehicle in the 8200 block South Damen Avenue, Chicago police said.
Police said the vehicle was leaving the scene of a nearby shooting in the 2500 block of West 79th Street which left eight people wounded, one fatally.
8 SHOT, 1 FATALLY, AT OVERNIGHT PARTY ON SOUTH SIDE
Norvell was found laying on top of the gun in the backseat of the vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. He was taken into custody after being hospitalized at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was initially listed in fair condition.
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Norvell, who lives in West Chatham, appeared before a judge Saturday and was released on his own recognizance, Cook County court records show.
He is due back in court April 2.