Three-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition after ‘Dreadlocked Gunmen’ Opened Fire on Chicago Basketball Court, Shooting 13

Helen Pow et al., Daily Mail (London), September 20, 2013

A three-year-old boy is among 13 people who were shot after gunmen opened fire on a Chicago park on Thursday night.

Shots rang out around 10.15pm and appeared to target a basketball court on the 51st Street side of Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, The Chicago Tribune reported.

The boy, identified as Deonte Howard and known to his family as ‘Tay-man’, was shot in the jaw as he sat with his mother and was rushed to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Twelve others–three females and nine males between the ages of 15 and 41–were shot and emergency crews rushed them to hospitals. One of the victims was able to drive himself to hospital.

Their injuries include gunshot wounds to the foot, buttocks, abdomen and back.

Police said they believed the shooting was gang related.

Julian Harris, 22, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked gunmen driving in a gray sedan fired at him at the corner of Wood St and 51st before turning north and shooting up the park.

Harris said the three-year-old victim was his nephew, Deonte ‘Tay-man’ Howard. Deonte was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

‘They hit the light pole next to me but I ducked down and ran into the house,’ Harris said.

‘They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night–just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.’

Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church on the South Side, told the Sun-Times that the bullet passed through Deonta’s face, but did not cause brain damage.

‘The family’s all here,’ he said. ‘They’re pretty distraught.’

Chicago Fire Department officials said the child was in critical condition. Two other victims were also in critical condition. The others were reported in serious to fair condition.

The boy was with his mother at the time of the shooting but she was not injured.

‘It needs to stop,’ the little boy’s grandmother, Semehca Nunn, told NBC as she broke down in tears.

‘Y’all are out here killing these innocent people: kids, parents, grandparents, mothers, fathers. It’s got to stop. Y’all need to stop.’

Nunn also lost her son, rapper Jerome ‘J Money’ Wood, to gun violence just last year.

Officer Amina Greer told the Press Association early this morning that no arrests have been made and she had no further information to give out at the time.

‘It’s an ongoing investigation,’ Greer added.

A witness told the Tribune at the scene that three police officers carried the child to an ambulance.

‘I didn’t hear no sounds (from the child),’ he said.

Kevin Green, 50, said he saw the aftermath of the shooting as paramedics worked to get victims to hospital.

‘The women were crying and screaming,’ he told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘It was wild.’

According to Greer, at least 10 ambulances responded to the scene and eye-witnesses estimated that some 60 police officers were on the scene.

Police spokesman Ron Gaines said victims were being interviewed to determine the circumstances of the shooting. He said no one had been taken into custody.

Francis John, 70, said she was in her apartment when the shooting occurred. She said she went down to see what was going on and ‘a lot of youngsters were running scared.’

A 30-year resident, she said she was surprised by what had happened.

She told the Sun-Times there hasn’t been much gun violence in the neighborhood in recent years, adding the neighborhood went from good to bad 10 years ago, to better recently.

The shooting comes nearly three weeks after Chicago saw an outburst of violence over the Labor Day weekend that ended with eight dead and 20 others injured.

The city’s Police Department has responded to shootings that have grabbed national headlines by stepping up its crime-fighting efforts, paying overtime to add patrols to some neighborhoods, including the Back of the Yards, where Thursday’s shooting took place.

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  • Erasmus

    Any comments yet from Revrums Jack$on and $harpton, Barack Hussein Obama or AG Holder?

    I thought not. Just another day in da ‘hood. Nothing to see here. Everyone just go home.

    • Not yet, but you can bet they’re working on the press release about the need for universal gun background checks. You see, non-felon Jimbo selling the shotgun he doesn’t want anymore to his non-felon nephew Billy Bob without running the sale through NCIC is the entire cause of what happened in Chicago.

  • MekongDelta69

    The original story from the Chicago Tribune allowed NO COMMENTS – of course.

    The writers who work at the C.T. also can NOT spell the word, b-l-a-c-k, b/c you will NEVER see it written in any article which comes from that rag

    • JohnEngelman

      Maybe they were hired because of an affirmative action policy, and got “black” wrong on a third grade spelling test.

    • Libs are We Todd Ed

      The Atlantic Wire story allowed comments, but for some reason they didn’t like my pointing out the black and white facts of homicides in this country and I no longer have privileges on their site.

      If anyone wants to re-post this pic for me….


      • BonusGift

        Wear it as a badge of honor; and I am certain you are not the only person that frequents AmRen that is persona non-grata for pointing out simple facts about black criminality, dysfunction, etc.

        • Libs are We Todd Ed

          True, libs have to censor because they cannot refute the truth.

          • BonusGift

            They live and breath cognitive dissonance and projection. Because they control the mainstream media, they are essentially reduced to the behavior of a four year old bully. In short, they: (1) deny or invert the truth. (2) call you names (attack the messenger), and (3) ignore or censor the truth altogether.

          • ms_anthro

            Which is why they become more and more irrelevant by the day. Their hysterical antics are getting too obvious for all but the dumbest sheep to ignore or rationalize away.

    • BonusGift

      Bingo, I didn’t read one detail about the perpetrators only transparent angling for sympathy for people from ‘da hood’ who are shocked, shocked I tell you that random and not so random violence happens in and around Chicago parks after 10PM. I too am shocked that such a thing could happen in a gun free zone city such as Chicago. Clearly we need to protect the ‘poo chiluns’ and not just make it illegal for citizens to possess and carry around guns in Chicago but YT must hand his guns in because, because, … the media says it should be so. Sarc. off.

    • MBlanc46

      But the large picture on the front page was all blacks. Similarly, in last Sunday’s front page story on child victims of violence, I don’t think that “black” was used, but there were pictures of all of them and they were all black, including the large picture on the front page.

      • dumbfuckdemocrats

        I’m surprised they published the photo. Usually they will use a stock photo of white people, especially when there is a violent pack of blacks attacking people.

  • 1. What was a 3-year old doing out at 10:15 PM?

    2. How will Garry McCarthy blame this on pilgrims?

    • Erasmus

      Probably his baby-mommy’s curfew is at 11pm, and he has to come in with her.

      • Mommy was getting her fix, and she couldn’t find a sitter.

        • Beetlejuice

          His mama was there making sure no other beeyotch looked at her man.

    • The pilgrims figured out in advance where the good neighborhoods would be, and kept them all for themselves.

      • Erasmus

        No doubt the entire new world was soon rife with “white privilege” as soon as the first pilgrim set his buckled shoe on Plymouth rock.

    • ncpride

      You beat me to it. I was wondering the same. But then again, I’m a responsible White mother that kept my (then) small children on a pretty strict routine for their benefit and mine.

  • FormerlyEdNY

    Time for the government to disarm all the White people so we can put an end to this needless violence.

  • JohnEngelman

    The boy, identified as Deonte Howard and known to his family as ‘Tay-man’, was shot in the jaw as he sat with his mother and was rushed to hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

    – Helen Pow et al., Daily Mail (London), September 20, 2013

    With a name like that he was probably growing up to be like the ghetto thugs who shot him. Blacks are several generations removed from an environment where the most skillful killers had the most sons who inherited their lethal inclinations and skills.

    • Xerxes22

      Maybe they wanted to name their son Dante after the Italian poet. They just weren’t very good at spelling.
      It seems that when the mothers give their kids ghetto thug names, they want them to fail in life. Those at the bottom want every one else to be at the bottom with them. Like crabs in a basket, they don’t want any one to escape.

      • MBlanc46

        And then they whine that they face discrimination based on their wacky names.

  • My understanding was that “gang-banging” meant getting together to find members of rival gangs to hospitalize, rather than whatever strangers happen to be at a park in the evenings.

    • Erasmus

      Language is a fluid thing, and “gang-banging” once upon a time meant precisely what you said. But, in da ‘hood it’s taken on a new meaning. Nome sane?

      It’s rather like the term “lynch mob”. Once upon a time it meant a group of vigilantes who got together and hanged someone. Now, because of misuse by the presstitutes, it means, inaccurately, any murderous crowd.

      • I also think it is evidence of a qualitative decline in the thinking on the part of gang-members. If Darnell and N’DeMario jump Shitavious and beat the poop out of him, the cops won’t pay as much attention as if Darnell and his buddies hose down a three year-old. The advantages of keeping a relatively low profile seems lost on the current crop.

        • Puggg

          It says that the quarrel was between two different oogabooga tribes in the area, and that the boy was accidentally shot in the crossfire.

      • Skip Wellington

        Much like “flash mob”:

        A group that plans a public song-and-dance routine . . .
        . . . disenfranchised “teens” acting-out under the tyranny of White oppression.

  • Spartacus

    “The boy, identified as Deonte Howard…”


    Mini-groid, hence I don’t care.

    • Andy

      How did you come to have such strong feelings about black people, living in Romania?

    • Skip Wellington

      There’s nothing more cuter than an African-American toddler with a street name.

      ‘Tay-man’? Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe!
      The inclusion is palpable.

      • MBlanc46

        They all have nicknames. A lot of these kids get to school and they haven’t a clue what their legal name is.

  • sbuffalonative

    The shooting took place at 10:15 PM. That explains it. It wasn’t Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball is supposed to prevent these things from happening.

    • Erasmus

      Paging Algore.

    • MBlanc46

      And at 10:15 a three-year-old kid was out there. My bedtime through high school was 10:00. Black parenting.

      • William Krapek

        Hispanics too. I work nights – and stay up when I’m not working. I can’t tell you how many times I see them with their kids at 12-1 in the morning.

        • MBlanc46

          Much “parenting” among blacks is to have a kid of eight watching those younger than eight,

      • Strider73

        “Black parenting” is almost as much an oxymoron as “dry water.”

        • MBlanc46

          Many of them leave it to the older children.

  • bigone4u

    Where are these Chicago shooters getting their guns? Could the Obama/Holder team be surreptitiously unloading weapons on the gangs to get us worked up enough to support gun control? They pushed guns into the hands of Mexican drug lords, didn’t they? Obama is already guilty of treason, but we may have another charge to bring against him during his trial.

    • Perhaps the sequel to Operation “Fast & Furious” is Operation “Dumb & Dumberer”.

      The really shocking aspect to “Fast & Furious” is that the feds assumed that (1) it did not matter on which side of the border that people were being shot with these weapons, and (2) it did not matter who was being shot with them.

      • joesolargenius

        The Cartels have been bragging about having the justice Department in their pocket for several years now !

    • joesolargenius

      Thanks to AA there are plenty of police officers out there selling confiscated guns back to the gang bangers , plus the run to georgia where it has been easy to buy guns is only two days round trip/

    • MBlanc46

      There’s a story in the Tribune about a black guy who buys weapons at gun shows in nearby states and sells them on the streets. He claims that he’s not a gun dealer but only a weed dealer who buys the guns for a large “personal collection”. He’s also a part-time student.

      • Whether or not he says he is a gun dealer, he is violating federal laws against “straw man purchases” and this is in fact an unlicensed gun dealer. In short, he is committing a separate federal felony with each weapon he resells. I know this because in happier times I used to have an “03 Curios & Relics” Federal Firearms License. I still have the 2000 edition of Federal Firearms Regulations right here in my den.

        • MBlanc46

          I believe that he was convicted. Every once in awhile some black citizen will be arrested for selling guns purchased out of state on the mean streets of black Chicago. Once it was a student at Jackson State who was financing his education through gun sales. A gun used in a murder was traced back to him, and, as I recall, he got a pretty stiff sentence. This guy seems to be nothing more than a standard issue ghetto dirtbag. It’s the old law of supply and demand. All those hood rats who’ve just got to shoot someone create considerable demand. Someone will surely step up to supply it.

  • Tarczan

    “Police said they believed the shooting was gang related.”

    Amreners said they believed the shooting was black related.

    • Jefferson

      In the south side of Chicago, Black males who are part of a gang are about as common as White males who have blue eyes.

      • MBlanc46

        Perhaps more so.

    • MekongDelta69

      “Amreners said they believed the shooting was black related.”

      Astrophysicists said they believed the shooting was black hole related.”

      I’m gonna go with that one. It’s the most idiotic. (Unless Algore blames it on Global Warming.)

  • Biff_Maliboo

    This reads like a parody.

    I look forward the requisite “Increase Da Peace” march.

  • David Ashton

    It’s their culture to inflict injury and its our culture to get injured – multi-culturalism, simples!

  • OhWow

    2 mass shootings in 48 hours by diversity.

    Diversity loves their violence! It’s amazing to me how no one speaks out about it. If this was happening in a white community, people would form a militia to patrol the streets. Blacks just seem to love this culture of violence and gang warfare. They cry when people get shot then rap about it and glorify how much they love it the next day.

    • BonusGift

      If I could only venture to guess, I’d say there just might be a genetic component but that’s just a guess. For our not so intrepid mainstream media it is endless confusion and curiosity each time. I know I noted this before but I read this stuff completely sanitized of any useful descriptions all full of PC BS and I just can’t help but think of the line from Casablanca where Captain Renault: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that” in a black ‘gun free zone’ shooting is “going on in here!”

    • If this was happening in a white community, whites would also cooperate with the police, instead of complaining about increased police presence.

  • Allan477

    I wonder why the TV news this evening didn’t mention that the shooters wore dreadlocks?!

    • Viking_61

      They must not be that interested in apprehending the shooter.

  • proudwhitegirl

    “Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church on the South Side, told
    the Sun-Times that the bullet passed through Deonta’s face, but did not
    cause brain damage.”

    The fact that a gunshot wound to the head of a young bantu does not cause brain damage can come as a surprise to no one. One requires a functioning brain in order to sustain damage to it.

    And HUD would like nothing better than to send these animals to a neighborhood near you. Charming.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      Ouch, pwg, that was HARSH!


    • BonusGift

      Good catch on that one; and, yes, not that surprising that the media’s darling knee-grows don’t possess that much up there to be injured.

  • Beetlejuice

    “A three-year-old boy is among 13 people who were shot after gunmen opened fire on a Chicago park on Thursday night.”

    I’m surprised this was even reported since it was such a slow night in Chicago.

    “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for. The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Mayor Emanuel said.

    That should do it and make Chicago safer.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    Also known as “The African Queen.”

    Oops, sorry, I thought we were discussing movie titles.

  • MBlanc46

    “They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night–just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.”

    Someone is finally stating the facts. There’s all this soul-searching about the causes of violence in the US, but the answer is a straightforward one: Young black men (and to a somewhat lesser extent, young Hispanic men) like to shoot at each other. It’s what they do.

  • Brian

    ‘They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night–just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.’

    Preach, sista. Nigs gonna nig.

    Corey Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church on the South Side, told
    the Sun-Times that the bullet passed through Deonta’s face, but did not
    cause brain damage.

    The brain damage occurred at conception.

  • PouponMarks

    So now we see what happens when the shooters don’t have state funded neighborhood basketball games.

    Nothing will improve until real punishments are reinstated to make indelible imprints on the delicate minds of sociopathic, murderous, sub-humans. Earlier violations of these perps should have included near death flogging, multiple times if needed. For crimes committed with a fire arm, public execution will produce satisfactory results, i.e., reduction of these types of crimes.

  • dumbfuckdemocrats

    Those darn Amish yoofs again

    • PouponMarks

      Actually, they were Asians in white lab coats.

      • White Asians who had finished off their dim sum and tea and decided to shoot up the ‘hood out of boredom.

        Federally-funded midnight Mahjong will prevent this.

  • Spartacus

    I don’t care about any actors(I didn’t even see the Kirk Douglas one).

    There were African students coming to Romania during communism, just like in most of the communist countries, but not that many. I doubt most of them got any “real” education .

  • jackryanvb

    I highly recommend Amren readers get a hold of the Chicago Cri e Commission’s “The Gang Book” – it lists who’s who , what race, ethnic group, tats, graffiti and territory.

    This was a Black gang shooting in Back of the Yards, so the best bet is:

    Mickey cobras

  • The lack of jobs in the ghetto is caused by the behavior of the residents there. If I had enough money to start a business, say assembling Ford GT-40, Shelby Cobra and Shelby Daytona Coupe reproductions from kits like those available from Factory Five Racing and Roaring Forties, the last place I would locate is a black ghetto, for the following reasons:

    1. I could confidently expect the shop to be broken into and tools and parts stolen, on a regular basis.
    2. None of the locals would have the requisite set of skills. To blacks, a “race car” is something with spinner wheel rims, a louder exhaust and a tacky plastic spoiler that looks like a baby stroller handle, with no genuine performance modifications.
    3. My employees and I would be robbed and/or assaulted on a regular basis.
    4. Insurance rates for the business would be sky-high.
    5. Since I would be unwilling to relocate my family anywhere near such a neighborhood, I would have a long commute to work each day.
    6. Any of the locals I hired to do the book-keeping or place orders would embezzle from me.
    7. Finished vehicles would be car-jacked from us at gunpoint.
    8. Stray bullets are murder on auto bodywork.

    Finally, there’s
    9. I don’t owe blacks a damned thing.

  • An elevator?

    Is walking up one or two flights of stairs really that much work?

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Like their stellar cousins consuming stars from the inside, these “black holes” destroy communities from the inside out.

  • PouponMarks

    Where does this unprovoked rage and destructive, non-constructive tilt in Buh-lacks come from? This genocide/suicide, self-hate, of oneself and his race?

    The answer is easy. They realize they can never be White, but refuse to be at peace with this immutable condition.

  • They knew ahead of time, after “white” injuns told them.

  • newscomments70

    “A day after the shooting, some Bantu woman was on a local TV station, blaming guns, lack of jobs in the ghetto and (white) racism, for the shootings. She said that ‘these people need to be helped’.”

    I recall when the Australian college student was shot by blacks in Oklahoma. A female relative of the assailants said something like that in heavy ebonics, “We need after-school programs to reach out to these kids, etc”

  • Andy

    Not quite the same thing. All of the victims were actually gang members in that case, not bystanders. And they died.