13 Wounded in Chicago Park Shooting, Including Child

Chicago Fire Department members responding a shooting on the city’s southwest side that injured 13 people, including a three-year-old boy.

The violence unfolded yesterday at Cornell Square Park after 10 p.m. and required more than 60 police officers and 10 ambulances to respond, according to CBS News (http://cbsn.ws/1eYDaCX). The shooting was reportedly gang-related. In all, 19 people were shot in the city on Thursday.

Officials at Mt. Sinai hospital said Friday that the boy was a patient there, but could not provide an update on his condition, although reports say he was critically injured. Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair condition.

The shooting comes on the heels of an FBI report released just this week branding Chicago as the murder capital of America. Another mass-shooting occurred earlier this week at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., in which 12 people were killed.

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The USFA recently released a guide on emergency response for firefighters and medical personnel to active shooters and mass-casualty incidents, which you can find HERE. For more on shooting response, consider Firefighter Training and EMS: Active Shooter Response: The Rapid Treatment Model and Mass -Shooting Incidents: Planning and Response.



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