By Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner [Chicago]Tribune reporters
September 20, 2013
Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, 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 in 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. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information.
A total of at least 11 people were shot, including the 3-year-old, who was shot in the face, according to a source.
The shootings appeared to have taken place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street.
Let’s see if this makes it onto Obama’s radar or the mainstream news-a-rama.
18 shot in 4 hours in attacks across city
- Staff report [Chicago Tribune]
12:11 a.m. CDT, September 20, 2013
At least 18 people were shot, one fatally, in less than four hours in attacks in Chicago Thursday evening, police said.
In attack in Back of the Yards, 12 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot at Cornell Square Park, authorities said.
A 36-year-old man was shot near 77th Street and Sangamon Avenue about 6:56 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in critical condition.
The man was later declared dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. […/]