Back of the Yards

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Sixth Man Charged In Shooting Of 13 In South Side Park

A sixth man has been charged in connection with a September shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood that left 13 people wounded, including a three-year-old boy.


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Teen Charged In Fatal Shooting In May

A Greater Grand Crossing man has been charged with killing one man and wounding another in a May 2013 shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.


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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago


Deonta "Tay-Man" Howard Jr. plucks a guitar at New Beginnings Church, after he was released from the hospital on Sept. 25, 2013. Deonta was shot in the face at Cornell Square Park last week, when at least two gunmen sprayed a crowded basketball court with bullets, wounding 13 people in all. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Wounded In Mass Shooting Goes Home; Mom Says ‘He’s Just Being Tay-Man’

Deonta “Tay-Man” Howard said he’s not in pain anymore, except from a flu shot he received. His mother said, despite being shot in the face, “He never stopped talking, he never stopped running, he never stopped jumping.”

CBS Chicago–09/26/2013

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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

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


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.


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.