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Miguel Delgado Shot: Chicago Man Held On $1 Million Bond After 19-Year-Old's Wicker Park Murder

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A 29-year-old Chicago man from was ordered held on $1 million bond Sunday after he was accused of murdering a 19-year-old man outside a popular strip of Wicker Park bars Saturday.

Logan Square resident Manuel Gonzalez, 29, was charged Sunday with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, NBC Chicago reports.

Delgado's mother wailed in the Leighton Criminal Court Building Sunday after bond was set for her son's alleged killer, according to the Sun-Times.

Delgado died minutes after he was shot in the head across the street from Nick’s Beer Garden, in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, the Sun-Times reports. Officers patrolling the area heard gunshots just after the bar's closing time, around 2:20 a.m. Saturday.

A police source told DNAinfo Chicago Saturday's shooting was gang-related. Gonzalez and his associates allegedly tried to shoot an 18-year-old who was with Delgado and fired the direction of a third man.

Delgado's brother told the Sun-Times the 19-year-old wasn't in a gang but rather worked two jobs -- one alongside his father -- and had plans of going to college to study nursing.

Two other people were initially questioned, but were released after Gonzalez was positively identified as the shooter through several line-ups.

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