UPDATE: 10:00 AM EST
According to ABC, Deonta Howard, 3, is now out of surgery and stabilized at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago.
We are keeping him in our prayers.
On Thursday night, 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot in a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
According to the Chicago Tribune:
Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan at the scene. A 12th victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information.
Later, police confirmed that 13 people were shot (the toddler, two teens and 10 adults). The 3-year-old is the most seriously wounded, with a gunshot wound to the head that exited through his mouth. He is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The child has been identified as Deonta’ Howard, who lost an uncle on Labor Day weekend in Chicago when he was shot to death.
Here is a Vine from the scene of the crime last night, filmed by Peter Nickeas:
According to the Police News Affairs Office, here are the victims of last nights shooting:
- The 3-year-old boy, shot in the ear, in critical condition at Mount Sinai;
- A 17-year-old girl, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at Holy Cross Hospital;
- A 15-year-old boy shot in the arm, stabilized at Holy Cross;
- A man, 27, shot in the leg and wrist, serious condition at Mount Sinai;
- A man, 24, shot twice in the stomach, serious condition at Mount Sinia;
- A man, 21, shot in the leg, serious condition at Mount Sinai;
- A man, 41, shot in the buttocks, serious condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital;
- A woman, 33, shot in the shoulder, condition stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital;
- A man, 31, shot in the buttocks, condition stabilized at Northwestern;
- A woman, 23, shot in the foot, condition stabilized at St. Anthony Hospital;
- A man, 37, shot in the leg, in good condition at Stroger;
- A man, 25, shot in the knee, in good condition at Northwestern;
- And a man, 33, who drove himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg and who was treated and released.
Chicago police continue to investigate the scene, and although they have released very little information to the public, they do believe it was gang-related.
We’ll keep you updated on the latest.
SOURCE: Chicago Tribune | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO SOURCE: VINE