Ed Driscoll

Chicago Shooting Leaves 13 Wounded

Among them a three-year old boy, CBS reports (auto-play video at link, unfortunately):

In total, 19 people were shot citywide Thursday, leaving one dead and 18 others hurt, the police said.

The first wave of violence broke out after 6 p.m. with four people being wounded by gunfire, CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports from Chicago. The second wave after 10 p.m. required more than 60 police officers and 10 ambulances to respond.

As bullets began to fly at Cornell Square Park on Chicago’s South Side, people scattered, taking cover wherever they could, police and witnesses told CBS Chicago station WBBM-TV.

The child’s uncle, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked men in a gray sedan shot at him Thursday night before turning toward the nearby park and opening fire. He said his nephew was shot in the cheek.

If only Chicago had stricter gun control regulations, obviously none of this would have ever happened. Or as this headline from the Gray Lady back in January notes with classic Fox Butterfield-style leftwing unawareness, “Strict Gun Laws in Chicago Can’t Stem Fatal Shots.”

Related: “Media Lose Interest in Navy Murders Due to Lack of Anti-Gun Narrative.”

More: “Another victim goes on a rampage.”