3-Year-Old Deonta Howard Shot in Head at South Side Chicago Park

deonta howard shot in head 3 Year Old Deonta Howard Shot in Head at South Side Chicago Park

3-Year-Old Deonta Howard Shot in Head at South Side Chicago Park

Another day, more gun violence in the U.S. According to the Chicago Tribune, 13 people, including a three-year-old, were shot at a South Side Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood after two gunmen opened fire. Deonta Howard was shot in the head, weeks after his uncle, Jerome “J Money” Wood, was fatally shot on Labor Day.

The shooting appears to be gang-related, though police have not released any motive in this mass shooting. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is en route to the Windy City after the shooting.

The victims’ ages, sexes and injuries were, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines:

–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. Source: Chicago Tribune

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 3 Year Old Deonta Howard Shot in Head at South Side Chicago Park
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.