CHICAGO (CBS) – The mother of a child wounded in a mass shooting last week in Chicago is thanking God and doctors for her son’s recovery, and is calling for an end to the gun violence that’s plaguing the city.
“This is more than a miracle,” said Shamarah Leggett, whose 3-year-old son Deonta Howard suffered a gunshot wound to the face during the shooting at Cornell Square Park.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Grzanich reports Deonta was among 13 people hit by gunfire in an attack carried out by gang members retaliating for an earlier incident.
“I would like to thank God first. I would like to thank the doctors at Mount Sinai, the mayor and everybody who’s been keeping my family in their prayers.”