Sixth Man Charged in Shooting of 13 at Cornell Square Park

A sixth man has been charged in connection with the mass  shooting of 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, in a park on Chicago’s South  Side.

Darren Curtis, 28, of the 5700 block of South Wolcott Avenue,  was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts  of aggravated battery with a firearm after he was identified as part of a group  who participated in the shooting at Cornell Square Park in the city’s Back of  Yards neighborhood, police said Sunday.

Curtis was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in bond  court Sunday.

The mass shooting at Cornell Square Park near 51st and Wood  occurred about 45 minutes before the park’s 11 p.m. curfew on Sept. 19.

The shooting allegedly was revenge for a minor graze wound one of the suspects suffered several hours  earlier in the 5200 block of South Paulina after a quarrel with gang rivals,  prosecutors said.

Police have said some of the victims in the park were members  of the Gangster Disciples street gang and the shooters were suspected of being  affiliated with the Black P Stones.



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