Last night, a gunman opened fire on people playing a pickup basketball game at Cornell Square Park in Chicago, shooting 13 people. Among those shot was a 3 year-old boy, two 15 year-olds, and a 17 year-old boy. The 3 year-old boy, Deonta Howard, was shot in the face, near the ear, with the bullet exiting his cheek. He is expected to recover but will require plastic surgery.
The gunman walked up to the basketball court and opened fire using a high-powered rifle. Police believe it was a result of tension between the Black P. Stones and the Gangster Disciples.
I heard on NPR this morning that there were 11 more shootings last night, bringing the total number of victims of gun violence last night to 24. Two of the victims died.