UPDATE: 12, Including Girl, 3, Shot in Chicago Park

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE 2:00AM 9/20/13

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say 12 people, including a 3-year-old, were injured when someone opened fire on people in a park on the city's southwest side.

Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair condition.

Officer Amina Greer said the shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday at a park in the city Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Julian Harris told the Chicago Sun-Times men fired at him from a gray sedan before turning toward Cornell Square Park and firing at people in the area. He said his 3-year-old nephew was wounded in the cheek.

Police spokesman Ron Gaines says victims are being interviewed. No one is in custody.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago authorities say 11 people, including a 3-year-old child, were injured when a gunman opened fire on people in a park located in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Chicago Fire Department officials report the child is in critical condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition, officials say.

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

According to Greer, at least 10 ambulances responded to the scene, taking the victim to several different hospitals.

Authorities say no one has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting.

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