Another day, another mass shooting in America. This time, gunmen used military-grade assault weapons to open fire on a pickup basketball game on the Southside of Chicago. Thirteen people were shot including a 3-year-old boy and his grandmother at a basketball court in Cornell Square Park.
Via NBC News:
"It needs to stop. It needs to stop," Semehca Nunn told reporters the day after a gunman with an assault-style rifle opened fire at a basketball court on Chicago's South Side.
"Y'all out here killing these innocent people, kids, parents, grandmothers, mothers, fathers — it's got to stop."
Three-year-old Deonta "Tay-man" Howard was in serious condition but was reported stable after having been shot in the ear.
"He had an entry wound and an exit wound in his jaw. He's heavily sedated and resting" after surgery, said the family's pastor, Corey Brooks of Chicago's New Beginnings Church.