Two Charged in Chicago South Side Park Shooting

Cornell Square Park where the Chicago shooting took place

According to the Chicago Tribune two male suspects have been charged over the mass shooting that took place at Cornell Square Park in Chicago on Thursday night.

Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, have each been charged with three separate counts of murder and aggravated battery. The shooting resulted in 13 individuals being hurt, including a 3-year-old boy, who was reportedly shot in the jaw.

On Thursday night, members of the Cornell Square Park neighborhood congregated to play a game of basketball. Armed gunmen then walked towards the residents and proceeded to open fire.

The two suspects were captured in South Marshfield Avenue. Police officials explained that one of the detained individuals was directly responsible for the shootings, while the other “participated.”

Meanwhile, the youngest victim of the shooting, Deonta Howard, was witnessed walking and talking on Monday morning, as confirmed by his grandmother Semehca Nunn. Doctors are waiting for the young boy’s jawbone to heal up prior to conducting surgery.

The two suspects are due to appear in a bond court on Tuesday.

By: James Fenner

LV Guardian Express Link

Chicago Tribune

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