Two Chicago men have been charged in the Halloween shooting of a 10-year-old boy on the city's Northwest Side.
Cruz Perez, 22, and Steven Figueroa, 18, allegedly chased down and shot at a group of trick-or-treaters they believed to be rival gang members, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The two men have been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and will appear in bond court Wednesday.
Perez was additionally charged on a parole violation warrant. According to the Chicago Tribune, he was released from prison last fall after he was convicted of burglary and served a one-year sentence.
The 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg just before 10 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Sacramento in the city's Albany Park neighborhood Monday evening. The boy was in a Halloween costume and had been walking through Ronan Park toward his home after trick-or-treating with friends at the time of the shooting. The boy was last listed in good condition at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Trick-or-treating officially ended in Chicago at 7 p.m. Monday and the city's new curfew law, adapted in September, states that unsupervised minors aged 12 and younger should be in their homes by 8:30 p.m. on weeknights.