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EMS Audio: Chicago Park Shooting

Posted by alertpage on YouTube – A gunman with a military-grade assault rifle opened fire on a pickup basketball game in the Back of the Yards neighborhood late Thursday, injuring 13 people and dragging the city back into the international spotlight for its violent crime problem. A 3 y/o child was shot in the face.

At least 16 bullets were fired into Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, wounding a 3-year-old boy and a dozen other people. All are expected to survive, many with wounds to their arms and legs.

Shell casings found around the blood-soaked basketball courts were 7.62 mm rounds, which are traditionally used in AK-47 assault rifles and rarely found in gang attacks on Chicago’s South Side. Though gun violence has long plagued the city’s impoverished neighborhoods, offenders almost never use military-style weapons.

“It’s a miracle there has been no fatality,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said

Audio has been edited removing “dead air” and unrelated radio traffic so the timeline is condensed.

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