A mass shooting at a Chicago park left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation’s highest number of homicides.
The child was among 13 people shot in Cornell Square Park on the city’s South Side late Thursday night. None of the other victims were listed in critical condition early Friday.
Investigators believe Thursday night’s shooting was also gang-related, said Officer Ron Gaines of the Chicago Police Department.
The 3-year-old victim was shot in the ear, and the bullet exited through his mouth, said Officer Ron Gaines of the Chicago Police Department.
The other victims included two 15-year-olds who were listed in stable condition, Gaines said. The remainder were adults ages 21 to 41. Four were in serious condition. The conditions of the others were listed as stable or good. One adult was treated and released from a hospital.