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13 people, including 3-year-old boy, shot at South Side park

Posted by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:18 AM
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13 people, including 3-year-old boy, shot at South Side park

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.

The 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.

A witness at the scene said three police officers carried the child to an ambulance.

"I didn't hear no sounds," from the child, he said.

Three of the victims, including the child, were initially taken to local hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, according to the Fire Department's news office. Four were in fair-to-serious condition, and four were in good-to-fair condition, according to the Fire Department.

The shootings took place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street. Ambulances continued to arrive until about half an hour after the shootings took place, as injured people were brought out of the park on stretchers.

At the peak, about 60 police officers were on the scene. Police crime lab investigators combed the scene. By about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Chicago firefighters used hoses to clean blood from the basketball court at the park.

The victims' ages, sexes and injuries were, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines:

  • The 3-year-old boy, shot in the ear, in critical condition at Mount Sinai;
  • A 17-year-old girl, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at Holy Cross Hospital;
  • A 15-year-old boy shot in the arm, stabilized at Holy Cross;
  • A man, 27, shot in the leg and wrist, serious condition at Mount Sinai;
  • A man, 24, shot twice in the stomach, serious condition at Mount Sinia;
  • A man, 21, shot in the leg, serious condition at Mount Sinai;
  • A man, 41, shot in the buttocks, serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital;
  • A woman, 33, shot in the shoulder, condition stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
  • A man, 31, shot in the buttocks, condition stabilized at Northwestern;
  • A woman, 23, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at St. Anthony Hospital;
  • A man, 37, shot in the leg, in good condition at Stroger;
  • A man, 25, shot in the knee, in good condition at Northwestern;
  • And a man, 33, who drove himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg and who was treated and released.

Check back for updates.

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by on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:18 AM
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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 3:21 AM

:(

smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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Chicago is getting scary. 

elephantmamaof2
by Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 7:11 AM
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This is so sad :( But WHY were these people at the park at 10pm to begin with? Were they there because of some sort of gang disagreement? If so, who in their right mind brought the 3 year old along?

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Sep. 20, 2013 at 8:13 AM



Quoting elephantmamaof2:

This is so sad :( But WHY were these people at the park at 10pm to begin with? Were they there because of some sort of gang disagreement? If so, who in their right mind brought the 3 year old along?


Where are these children's parents??????

tooptimistic
by Kelly on Sep. 20, 2013 at 8:15 AM

We need to send in the Marnies to get these neighborhoods back under control.  They are warzones, so maybe we should treat them like warzones.

elephantmamaof2
by Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 8:20 AM


I'm not finding anything to give any names, so I'm just making assumptions here, but I'd be willing to put money that the 3 year old's parents or parent brought him along to this fiasco. The teenagers- who knows!

Quoting tooptimistic:



Quoting elephantmamaof2:

This is so sad :( But WHY were these people at the park at 10pm to begin with? Were they there because of some sort of gang disagreement? If so, who in their right mind brought the 3 year old along?


Where are these children's parents??????



zandhmom2
by Member on Sep. 20, 2013 at 8:20 AM

 I read this morning.  I've been watching the news since I got up at 6 this morning and not surprise that I've heard nothing about it so far. 

survivorinohio
by René on Sep. 20, 2013 at 9:10 AM

We are not in a good place.  Poverty and anger and rich haughty men bragging about the demise of the poor and middle class :( 

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Sep. 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

 :(

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