The Chicago Tribune reported on Sept. 28, 2015, five people had been shot in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The fire department responded by sending out multiple ambulances.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) sent out six ambulances in response to reports that multiple people had been shot at 7:15 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time (CDT). The site of the shootings is on the 5300 block of South Aberdeen Street.
Two of the people shot were children, ages one and three years old. The other shooting victims were adults. While the extent of the injuries is not available at this time, one of the children was immediately rushed to a local hospital.
Back of the Yards is one of 77 various communities in Chicago’s New City in the South Side district. New City contains the neighborhoods of Canaryville and Back of the Yards. New City is also called Community area 61. It is the former home of the Union Stock Yards, which closed in 1971. As of 2010, the majority of the population is Hispanic, with a smaller portion of the demographics being African-American.
While there is no further information at this time about the conditions of the victims, there are several hospitals on the South Side where victims could be transported to for treatment. In the same report, an 18-year-old man was a shooting victim earlier in the day on Chicago’s West Side. EMS officials responded just before 11:00 a.m. CDT to the 100 block of North Kedzie Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The young man was shot several times and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
No names have been released and no further details are available. The Chicago Tribune suggests checking back for further details as they are released.
By Cathy Milne
Chicago Tribune: 5 shot, including 2 children, in Back of the Yards; man killed on West Side
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