Friday, September 20, 2013

Credit Poor Marksmanship and Sheer Luck

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.

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