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Murder charge filed in fatal shooting of 9-year-old on Near North Side

Added 08-04-20 04:43:02pm EST - “A 39-year-old man was ordered held without bail Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Chicago boy over the weekend.?” - Foxnews.com

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Matt Finn reports from Chicago with an update on the violence that has extended to the upscale downtown area.

A 39-year-old man charged in the murder of a 9-year-old Chicago boy was "hunting" for someone to shoot, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Darrell Johnson was arrested Sunday in the city's South Side for the death of Janari Ricks, an honor roll student who was slated to begin the fourth grade. Authorities said Ricks was playing with friends in a courtyard Friday near the Cabrini-Green housing project when Johnson fired six shots from a nearby alley.

Ricks, who police say was not the intended target, was struck in the back and arm and pronounced dead at a hospital, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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