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Deonta Howard Jr. continues to recover at Mt. Sinai Hospital, after he was shot in the face at Cornell Square Park. Twelve other people also were shot on the basketball court at the park. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Mom: Child Wounded In Mass Shooting Recovering, But Afraid

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

(Clockwise from top left) Tabari Young, 22; Bryon Champ, 21; Kewane Gatewood, 20; and Brad Jett, 22, each have been charged in connection with a shooting that wounded 13 people at a South Side park. Young allegedly fired an assault rifle, Champ also allegedly fired shots, Gatewood allegedly supplied the assault rifle, and Jett allegedly acted as a lookout. (Credit: Chicago Police)

4 Men, Including 2 Gunmen, Charged In Mass Shooting

Police said the shooting was in retaliation for an unreported shooting earlier in the day on Thursday, when one of the suspects was grazed by a bullet.

09/24/2013

Deonta Howard Jr. (inset) is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face, after he was one of 13 people shot in Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013. (Inset supplied to CBS | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Charged In Back Of The Yards Mass Shooting

Two men have been charged in connection with last week’s headline-grabbing mass shooting in a Back of the Yards park, sources tell CBS 2.

09/23/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy: ‘No Doubt’ Mass Shooting Case Will Be Closed Quickly

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Monday denied news reports police had arrested two men in connection with a mass shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood last week, but insisted he’s confident the case would be closed “very quickly.”

09/23/2013

Deonta Howard Jr. was shot in the cheek when two gunmen opened fire at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Sept. 19, 2013. Twelve others were wounded. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Child Injured In Mass Shooting Doing Well After Surgery: Pastor

Deonta Howard was among 13 people wounded late Thursday when an unknown number of people shot up a crowded basketball court with an assault rifle.

09/21/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Open-Minded About Using State Resources To Curb Chicago Violence

Quinn said state police are already helping patrol in East St. Louis, another city that has its challenges with violent crime.

09/21/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, center, prays during an anti-violence vigil Friday. (CBS)

Peace Vigil Held In Defiance Of Mass Shooting

New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side – less than a mile from the shooting scene — was the backdrop for the event.

09/20/2013

A mom walks her child in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (CBS)

Residents Lament The Changing Face Of Back Of The Yards

CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with locals who say they live in a neighborhood in turmoil.

09/20/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with the media about the Back of the Yards shooting. (CBS)

After Mass Shooting, Chicago Goes Into Damage-Control Mode

How are Chicago officials handling the fallout? Very carefully, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

09/20/2013

Chicago police investigate after gunmen opened fire on a basketball court at a park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, wounding 13 people, including 3-year-old Deonta Howard Jr. (inset) [Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images | Inset photo supplied to CBS]

McCarthy: ‘A Miracle’ No One Died In Shooting That Wounded 13

Police said they believe an assault-style rifle with a high-capacity magazine was used in the attack, which they believe was gang-related.

09/19/2013

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Two Shot In Back Of The Yards

The two were standing on a corner in the 4800 block of South Winchester Avenue about 10:25 p.m. when the gunman walked up and opened fire.

09/03/2013

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.

08/26/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded In Back Of The Yards

The shooting occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street.

08/10/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/10/2013

City Opening New Early Childhood Education Center On South Side

The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.

08/08/2013

Antonio Lewis, 18, is accused of killing 31-year-old Chavonne Brown and her 5-year-old son, Sterling Sims. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman, 5-Year-Old Boy In June

An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, accused of killing a woman and her 5-year-old son in their Back of the Yards home in June.

08/02/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Fatally Shot At Back Of The Yards Restaurant

Cauriece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about 40 minutes later

07/29/2013

Jovanny Martinez is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend, causing a miscarriage. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Beating Pregnant Girlfriend, Killing Unborn Baby

A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend so badly, she lost her nearly full-term baby earlier this month.

07/18/2013

Ambulance

Baby Stillborn After Mother Beaten In Back Of The Yards

The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, then knocked her to the ground and beat her.

07/11/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

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