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Wicker Park shooting suspect Manuel Gonalez charged with killing 19-year-old Miguel Delgado

Monday, September 16, 2013
Manuel Gonzalez

Manuel Gonzalez (WLS Photo)

Charges were filed Sunday in connection with a shooting in the Wicker Park neighborhood that left a 19-year-old man dead.

Manuel Gonzalez, 29, is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder and made his initial court appearance Sunday. He was held on $1 million bond.

Police say he shot and killed 19-year old Miguel Delgado early Saturday during an argument at the corner of Milwaukee and Honore.

Originally, police arrested three men a few blocks away and questioned them Saturday. Authorities also recovered a weapon.

The area is generally considered safe, but some residents say at night, the neighborhood changes.

"Back in 2011, I saw this neighborhood take a turn for the worse. Late-night gun shots; you see a lot of drug trafficking," said area resident Richard Benedict.

This latest shooting happened about a block away from Wicker Park, where a 34year-old man was critically injured last Saturday.

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