Chicago Park Shooting

13 DEAD; BACK OF THE YARDS SHOOTING

Daily Daily News

An “assault-style” weapon was used in a late-night gang attack which wounded 13 people including a three-year-old boy in Chicago, police have revealed.

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Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said it is “a miracle” that no one was killed and that such weapons belong on a battlefield, not on American streets.

He said laws are needed to restrict such weapons.

The child and two others were earlier reported to be in a critical condition following the attack in a park in the Back of the Yards neighbourhood late on Thursday.

Authorities said the shooting was likely to be gang-related and no one was believed to be in custody.

Many of the victims – most in their teens, 20s and 30s – were shot in the arms, legs or feet and the attack reportedly targeted people playing basketball.

One 24-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen and was in serious condition, police…

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