Teen charged in Logan Square shooting that injured girl, 6

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Jaylene Bermeo.
Jaylene Bermeo.
Photo courtesy of victim's grandmother.-WLS

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said late Wednesday they have filed charges against a 17-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl in the city's Logan Square neighborhood.

Jaylene Bermeo was wounded in a drive-by shooting Monday night while playing outside in the 2100-block of North Bingham Street. Witnesses said the shooting occurred near a house with a history of problems. She remains in critical condition at Stroger Hospital.

Police did not release the suspect's name because he is a juvenile. Investigators said he was the person driving the car involved in the shooting. He was charged with felony aggravated battery.

Jaylene Bermeo.
Photo courtesy of the victim's grandmother.