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13 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Chicago park

CHICAGO — Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.

Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information.

Police said later a total of 13 people were shot, the boy, two teens, and 10 adults, with the boy the most seriously wounded. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head at an ear that exited through his mouth, and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

ShootingThe attack took place about 10:15 p.m. and fire officials called an Emergency Medical Services Plan II, sending at least 10 ambulances to the scene.

Chicago police were making no information about what happened public, except to say that the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The shootings took place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street.

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4 Comments to “13 people, including 3-year-old, shot in Chicago park”

    Joe said:
    September 20, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    The sickening people trumped up the phony Travon Martin thingy in order to portray themselves as victims, nothing new.

    Clam said:
    September 20, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    They were probably all out dealing crack at 1015 at night in a park in chicago.

      guest said:
      September 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      with their 3 year old! these people are brought up like those in the middle east with a built in desire to kill each other.

    Anonymous said:
    September 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    How is this possible? Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country? Isn’t it the safest place?!? Are you trying to tell me that gang bangers and thugs don’t obey the laws?! Shocking!!

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