A 16-year-old Chicago high school student whose friend had been killed earlier, accidentally shot a female student on Wednesday as he was gunning for a rival gang member.
Johnathon Calvillo, who prosecutors said was a gangmember, was told to leave North Grand High School earlier Wednesday after he threatened to fight another student. He was ordered held on $1 million bail.
But rather than staying away from the school where he is a sophomore, Calvillo returned to school at 3:00 p.m. to pick up his girlfriend.
At that point, Calvillo spotted a rival gangmember across the street from the school and pulled out a 22-caliber handgun and fired.
He was shooting from the 1700 block of North Kedvale to the 4100 block of West Wabansia Avenues, according to police and prosecutors. North Grand High School is at 4338 W. Wabansia Ave.
But rather than hit the rival gang member, prosecutors say, Calvillo struck a 19-year-old female student who was walking to the Pulaski bus stop, prosecutors and police said. The woman was wearing headphones when she heard the gunshot and felt the pain in her arm.
She was shot in the left wrist.
Prosecutors said police happened to be in the area and witnessed the shooting. Calvillo tried to flee but police were able to arrest him within minutes of the shooting. A 22-caliber gun was found near where Calvillo was detained.
After being arrested, Calvillo admitted to being a gangmember and said one of his friends was killed earlier that day by a member of the same rival gang as the suspected target.
Calvillo told police that he tried to shoot the rival gang member whom he identified as "Speedy" in retaliation.
The woman was taken to Norweigian American Hospital where she was treated and released for a gunshot wound to her wrist.