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Bond set at $800K for man charged with shooting 2 in Uptown

Kelsky Patterson. / phofrom Chicago police.

Kelsky Patterson. / photo from Chicago police.

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Updated: September 26, 2013 5:51PM

Bond was set at $800,000 for a South Side man charged with shooting a man and teenager last month in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

Kelsky Patterson, who has a machine gun tattooed on his forehead, was charged last week with two counts of aggravated battery and discharge of a firearm, police said Thursday.

Patterson, 20, of the 4600 block of South Drexel, is accused of shooting a 14-year-old boy and 22-year-old man about 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 31 near Broadway and Wilson.

The two victims were walking on Wilson when they got into a fight with another group, police said. Then Patterson, who was sitting on a bicycle on the southwest corner of the intersection, shot the man and the boy, according to police.

The 14-year-old was initially taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. The man was treated at Weiss Memorial Hospital and released.

Judge James Brown ordered Patterson held on $800,000 bond on Sept. 21, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Patterson remained in Cook County Jail and will be back in court on Oct. 17.

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