Another mass shooting

But the kind that usually gets ignored because it’s really not news anymore and it’s only black people, so they died to protect our 2nd Amendment rights! Or something:

Thirteen people, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.

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.

Police said later a total of 13 people were shot, the boy, two teens, and 10 adults, with the boy the most seriously wounded. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head at an ear that exited through his mouth, and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The attack took place about 10:15 p.m. and fire officials called an Emergency Medical Services Plan II, sending at least 10 ambulances to the scene.

Chicago police were making no information about what happened public, except to say that the shooting appeared to be gang-related. The shootings took place on a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park near Wood Street.

A witness at the scene said three police officers carried the child to an ambulance.

“I didn’t hear no sounds,” from the child, he said.

5 thoughts on “Another mass shooting

  1. Back of the Yards is a poor, predominantly Hispanic, neighborhood on the South Side (or at least it was when I lived in Chi-town in the 1990s). I predict this won’t even be mentioned in most national news sources. If it had happened in Lincoln Park or the Gold Coast, it would be a big deal.

  2. I saw this on the fly-by news ticker at the bottom of the news screen this morning but NOT A MENTION of it by the actual “news reporters.” BTW my boyfriend yesterday said of Amy Goodman “She is the ONLY news reporter I trust because I can tell she is honest just by looking at her…she does not worry about the fru fru make-up, hairstyles, etc. all the other LIAR newspeople do…” I was very proud of him at that moment. I am frequently proud of him but yesterday was special.

  3. So sad. And of course nothing will be done. Just another day.
    I grew up on the 9200 block of S. Mozart, in the shadow of Little Company of Mary. The victim who drove himself there was smart – it’s the best hospital in the area. I really fear for that 3 year old with life-threatening injuries. The other hospitals in the area aren’t very good.

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