Chicago has already become the most dangerous city in the United States. The Windy City got a little more dangerous last night when a late night basketball game left 13 people, including a 3-year old shot.
The game took place at Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards Thursday night.
Witnesses told police a gray sedan pulled up to the park around 10:15 p.m. and two men started firing in the 1800 block of West 51st Street. The victims ranged from 3 to 41 and included a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl. Three of them, including the boy, were in serious to critical condition.
The first paramedics found more than a dozen people lying across the rust-colored court. One person lay near a bicycle that was on its side. A pair of white gym shoes was left near an out-of-bounds line.
Ambulances continued to arrive a half hour after the shootings as wounded people were brought out of the park on stretchers. About 60 police officers converged on the park and crime lab investigators combed the scene. By about 12:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters used hoses to clean blood from the basketball court.
Police are still looking for the shooters and a motive. Read more about how the residents felt about the violence interrupting a normal event here
Source: Chicago Tribune