Mass shooting in Chicago leaves 1 child dead, 10 other people injured in Back of the Yards


Girl dead, 10 others injured in Chicago mass shooting

Girl dead, 10 others injured in Chicago mass shooting


CHICAGO (CBS) — A child was killed and 10 others, including three other children, were injured in a shooting in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood Saturday evening, police said.

The shooting happened around 9:20 p.m. near West 52nd Street and South Damen Avenue, Chicago police said. The victims were at a family gathering when the shooting occurred.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert of 18 rounds fired and found several people shot on the block, police said. Officers then began providing life-saving care, including tourniquets and chest seals, according to Chicago Police Area Deputy Chief Don Jerome.

An 8-year-old girl was shot in the head and died, police said. His name was not immediately released.

A 1-year-old boy and an 8-year-old boy were each shot multiple times and were in critical condition Saturday night. A 9-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his left little finger and was in good condition. Authorities said the adult victims ranged in age from 19 to 40.

Police said a witness saw a black sedan pull up and someone inside fire several shots before driving off.

“This was not a random act of violence. It was probably gang related,” Jerome said. “The actions of the criminals, make no mistake, are horrific and unacceptable in our city.”

A source said the children were playing outside when the shooting happened. Some adults were inside or on the porch at the time.

Pastor Donovan Price said the impact on families has been devastating.

“I think a part of Chicago has died. A part of Chicago, like the mothers when I first got here, the families when I first got here tonight, should be screaming, should be running, should to cry. We all should be,” he said. said

Some witnesses described two shooters on foot, police said.

No one was in custody Sunday morning. Area 1 detectives were investigating.


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