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Updated: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:32:30 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Chicago park shooting wounds 12, including 3-year-old



Chicago police reported that several people were shot Thursday night in the city's Back of the Yards neighbourhood. Google Maps

Chicago police reported that several people were shot Thursday night in the city's Back of the Yards neighbourhood. Google Maps

Chicago police say 12 people, including a three-year-old, were injured when someone opened fire on people in a park on the city's southwest side.

Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition.

Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair condition.

Officer Amina Greer said the shooting occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday at a park in the city's Back of the Yards neighbourhood.

Julian Harris told the Chicago Sun-Times men fired at him from a grey sedan before turning toward Cornell Square Park and firing at people in the area. He said his three-year-old nephew was wounded in the cheek.

Police spokesman Ron Gaines says victims are being interviewed. No one is in custody.

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