13 shot at Chicago basketball court; 3 year old critical

Here's a mass shooting that probably won't elicit calls for more gun control. Chicago Sun Times: Thirteen people were shot - including a 3-year-old boy - Thursday night at a South Side park when two gunmen opened fire on a group gathered at a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. As bullets began to fly about 10:15 p.m., the group scattered, taking cover wherever they could at Cornell Square Park, police and witnesses said. Julian Harris, 22, said his 3-year-old nephew, Deonta "Tay-man" Howard, was shot in the face. Deonta was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs. Harris said dreadlocked gunmen in a gray sedan fired at him at the corner of Wood and 51st before turning north on Wood and shooting up the park. According to other witnesses, two gunman got out of the car and began shooting. Police said the shooting was gang-related, but they could not describe how the shooting occurred. "They hit the light pole...(Read Full Post)