A mass shooting in Chicago has left 13-wounded but, so far, no dead.
The fusillade was attributed to gang violence and many of the wounded were gang members. Police say an assault rifle with a high capacity magazine was used.
A 3-year-old boy, Deonta Howard, was critically hurt but was
alert when he arrived at a hospital and seemed to be doing well, family
and friends said. Two other people were in critical condition. The
others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.
The attack happened while a park was still crowded with people watching a basketball game and enjoying a warm summer night.
The child's uncle, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that
dreadlocked men in a grey sedan shot at him Thursday night before
turning toward nearby Cornell Square Park and opening fire. He said his
nephew was shot in the cheek.