Kelsky Patterson, 20, of the 4600 block of South Drexel Boulevard has been charged with first degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm.
Patterson is accused of being the gunman who shot five people the evening of Aug. 19 on the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue
Shortly after 6 p.m. that day, several people were gathered on the steps of Uptown Baptist Church when a white sedan pulled up and somebody sprayed the street with a high-powered rifle.
Five men went down as the car made a U-turn on Wilson Avenue and sped off, leaving a trail of shell casings. Police said five men between the ages of 21 and 58 were shot. The youngest was shot in the head and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead at 12:55 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the hospital. He was identified as Darius Oliver of the 500 block of West 14th Place.
Three other victims were taken to Weiss Hospital and the fourth was taken to Illinois Masonic with wounds in both arms.
Patterson was later identified as the shooter. He was already in custody at Cook County Jail for another shooting that also occurred on the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue. That shooting happened the evening of Aug. 31 and injured a 14-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man