Man charged with fatally shooting Oscar Rodriguez, wounding teen on Labor Day 2014 in South Lawndale

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Oscar Garcia | Chicago Police

Oscar Garcia | Chicago Police

Bond was set at $2 million Saturday for a Little Village man charged with fatally shooting Oscar Rodriguez and wounding a teenager on Labor Day in 2014 in South Lawndale.

Oscar Garcia, 22, faces one count of murder and one count of attempted murder for the attack on Sept. 1, 2014, in the 4300 block of West 25th Place, according to Chicago Police.

The 22-year-old Rodriguez and a 17-year-old boy were sitting on a porch about 2:50 a.m. when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, police said at the time.

Rodriguez, of the 4900 block of South Winchester, was shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He died at 3:15 p.m. the next day.

The teen was shot in the arm, back and chest; and was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition. Police said the shooting likely was gang-related.

Garcia, of the 2300 block of South Whipple, was identified as the shooter and arrested Friday, police said.

He was ordered held on a $2 million bond at a Saturday hearing and was due back in court Monday, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

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