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The street violence in Chicago continues to spiral out of control. On Thursday, September 19, either one or two gunmen opened fire on a group of people in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
When the bullets stopped flying at Cornell Park, 13 people were left injured, including 3-year old Deonta “Tay-man” Howard, who was shot in the face.
The young boy's grandmother vented at the police on the scene.
"You cops can't solve sh*t," she yelled, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Deonta's 18-year old aunt Lavada Hardeman was distraught. Her brother Jerome “J Money” Wood, a rapper affiliated with Lil Durk was killed on Labor Day.
"I can't catch a break," Hardeman said.
Deonta was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. After surgery he was listed in critical condition, but was expected to survive. He will probably need more surgery.
In addition to the 13 shot at Cornell Park, two men were killed and nine other people were injured in other gun violence throughout the city Thursday night.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement Friday morning regarding the violence gripping The Windy City.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel
“Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for. The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. I encourage everyone in the community to step forward with any information and everyone in Chicago to continue their individual efforts to build stronger communities where violence has no place."
Police said the Cornell Park shootings were gang related.
Chicago Shooting Leaves Child Injured
Photo source: Chicago Sun Times