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Bond denied for man who shot 10-year-old boy

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Bond was denied Saturday for 31 year old Darris Moore, a convicted felon who police say fired several gunshots, one striking a young boy.

The young boy's aunt, Renee Price, happened to see the situation unfold. "Thank God, thank God because that was ridiculous, that was senseless, he wasn't thinking. It was seven children out here playing," Renee said.

Her nephew, Jaylen Price, was the lone victim of Wednesday's shooting in this Austin neighborhood. The ten year old was outside playing football when a bullet struck him from behind. "Right now he's just laying around trying to sit a certain way because the wound or whatever, but his spirits are a little dampened," Renee stated.

Police say the shooting was the aftermath of an argument, and Jaylen was not the intended target. "He knows what happened to him, he's afraid of course. He's coming back around but he is afraid of being shot again," Renee claims.

Director of Cease Fire Illinois, Tio Hardiman, weighed in on the situation as well. "A lot of guys have poor impulse control and they think violently so we have to do everything in our power to stop guys in their tracks before they hurt somebody. In this case the ten year old could have loss his life," Hardiman said.

Tio Hardiman's CeaseFire Illinois was just one of thirty different organizations that gathered for a Community Action Day, where volunteers flooded neighborhoods city-wide searching for solutions to curb violence - a strategy Hardiman insists is working. "Right now in the city of Chicago, homicides are down by 42-percent. In the CeaseFire zones in Chicago, we're down 52-percent in the area of homicide; so the rallies, mediating conflicts on the front end, working with the highest risk individuals, it's all paying off right now," Hardiman claims.

However, that's of little consolation to the Price family. "It's getting so bad, it's not just in a certain area, it's everywhere now. It's ridiculous that your kids can't come outside just to play or ride their bike," Renee responded.

Darris Moore was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm.

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