Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn floated the idea of sending in state police, which has met with mixed reviews. Four men have now been charged in connection with the Chicago shooting that occurred last week.
Even with four men charged in connection to a mass shooting in Chicago that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, some elected officials say the city needs outside help to police areas that are particularly prone to gang violence.
On Tuesday, Chicago police charged each of the four men with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm. Police say two of the men, Tabari Young and Bryon Champ, opened fire on the crowd at a basketball court in retaliation for a gun wound that Mr. Champ received earlier in the day from a rival gang.
The men did not target any particular person, police say, but shot into the crowd to make a statement because the park was located in rival gang territory. The shooting took place late at night last Thursday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
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