CHICAGO — The youngest of the 13 people injured in last week’s shootings at Cornell Square Park is out of the hospital.
Three-year-old Deonta Howard left Mount Sinai Children’s Hospital earlier in the day. He and his mother, Shamarah Leggett, attended a news conference Wednesday night at New Beginnings Church.
Deonta Howard was shot in the face during the late-evening attack on Sept. 19 in which police say two men armed with an assault rifle and a .22-caliber handgun indiscriminately opened fire at at a crowd at the South Side park.
Bryon Champ, 21; Kewane Gatewood, 20; Tabari Young, 22; and Brad Jett, 22, an alleged lookout at the shooting scene, all were ordered held without bond on three counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.
According to police, Champ and Young, one armed with the assault rifle and the other .22-caliber handgun, indiscriminately opened fire at the crowded park that they considered the turf of the rival gang, police and prosecutors alleged.