Boy, 3, among 13 injured in Chicago park shooting


Chicago Police detectives investigate the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a city park on the south side of Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Authorities said no one has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

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Chicago Police detectives investigate the scene where a number of people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot in a city park on the south side of Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. Authorities said no one has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
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HERBERT G. MCCANN 2 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Thirteen people have been shot at a park on Chicago’s southwest side, including a 3-year-old boy who was in critical condition, in what authorities say was likely a gang-related shooting.

Officer Amina Greer said the shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday.

A witness, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked men fired at him from a gray sedan before turning toward Cornell Square Park in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood and firing at people. He said his 3-year-old nephew was wounded in the cheek.

“They hit the light pole next to me, but I ducked down and ran into the house,” Harris said. “They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night, just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.”

Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition. Officials at Mt. Sinai hospital said Friday that the boy was a patient there, but could not provide an update on his condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair condition.

Greer told The Associated Press early Friday that police have since identified a 13th victim, a 33-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the back near one shoulder. Other victims included a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old. She added that no arrests have been made and she had no further information to give out at the time.

“It’s an ongoing investigation,” Greer added.

The shooting comes nearly three weeks after Chicago saw an outburst of violence over the Labor Day weekend that ended with eight dead and 20 others injured. The city’s Police Department has responded to shootings that have grabbed national headlines by stepping up its crime-fighting efforts, paying overtime to add patrols to some neighborhoods, including the Back of the Yards, where Thursday’s shooting took place.

According to Greer, at least 10 ambulances responded to the scene, transporting victims to several area hospitals. One victim transported himself to a hospital, police said.

Police spokesman Ron Gaines said victims were being interviewed to determine the circumstances of the shooting. He said no one had been taken into custody.

Francis John, 70, said she was in her apartment when the shooting occurred. She said she went down to see what was going on and “a lot of youngsters were running scared.” A 30-year resident, she said she was surprised by what had happened.

She told the Sun-Times there hasn’t been much gun violence in the neighborhood in recent years, adding the neighborhood went from good to bad 10 years ago, to better recently.

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  • Pentagon test-fires two SM-3 missiles on one target

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  • Fukushima operator ‘sorry’ for Japan PM name gaffe

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  • Syria rebels ‘agree truce with jihadists’ in Azaz

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  • Number of missing in Colorado floods drops

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  • Pa. town seeks to fire police chief in gun videos

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  • Nintendo’s Yamauchi dies aged 85

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  • Tunisia’s ruling Islamists agree to transition negotiations

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  • The globe paddling ‘Rubber Duck’ sculpture arrives in Taiwan (18 photos)

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  • Climate report struggles with temperature quirks

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth’s surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though…

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  • Budget uncertainty crippling military, Pentagon officials say

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  • Teams use satellite maps to find flood’s missing

    LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Search teams working their way down the list of those still unaccounted for in Colorado’s devastating flooding on Thursday were using satellite images to map out where houses once stood before the disaster washed them away.

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  • Egypt troops storm Islamist stronghold near Cairo

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  • Man sentenced for shooting at Washington lobbying group

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  • Did GOP Sen. Mike Lee accidentally make the Democrats’ point about Obamacare and shutdowns?

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    Yahoo News
  • No time left for negotiations with Iran: Israeli minister

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  • Congo rules out amnesty for top M23 rebels

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  • Feds charge W.Va. judge in drug-related conspiracy

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia sheriff assassinated on the job was hailed as a hero at his funeral in April for crusading against the scourge of illegal drugs destroying his community. He had filed more drug indictments in his first three months than in the previous eight years.

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  • Syrian rebels and al Qaeda group end battle near Turkish border

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  • Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Signaling a dramatic shift in Vatican tone, Pope Francis said the Catholic Church had become obsessed by “small-minded rules” about how to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays…

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  • Christian hostel helped by Syria rebels

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  • New FBI chief warns budget cuts may put agents on furlough

    By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI Director James Comey said on Thursday that the U.S. budget stalemate may force him to put agents on furlough, leaving the agency, which investigates major crimes and national security threats, potentially short-handed. Although the country’s major…

  • Egypt forces hunt down militants in Islamist bastion

    Security forces on Friday hunted down militants in a village near Cairo amid a lull in clashes with gunmen, as Egyptian state media praised the “liberation” of Islamist bastion Kerdassah.

  • Nigeria’s stolen oil is sold and laundered abroad: report

    By Joe Brock ABUJA (Reuters) – Stolen Nigerian oil worth billions of dollars is sold every year on international markets and much of the proceeds are laundered in world financial centers like Britain and the United States, a report said on Thursday. An estimated 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil…

  • Reid’s Chiefs lead Eagles 16-9 after 3 quarters

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Berry intercepted Michael Vick and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown, Ryan Succop kicked three field goals and Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs held a 16-9 lead over the turnover-prone Philadelphia Eagles after three quarters Thursday night.

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