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Seventh man charged in mass shooting at Chicago park

A seventh man has been charged in a mass shooting at a South Side park that left a 3-year-old critically wounded and 12 others injured.

Quintion M. Humphries, 20, of the 100 block of West 107th Street has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery/ discharge of a firearm, said police. Police said this afternoon that Humphries supplied the vehicle that was used in the shooting.

Humphries is one of seven men charged in connection with the  Sept. 19 shooting at a park on the 5000 block of South Wood Street, said police. Also charged were Byron Champ, 21; Kewane Gatewood, 20; Darren Curtis, 28; Tabari Young, 22; Brad Jett, 22 and David Logan, 22. 

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Sept. 19, a gunman with a military-grade rifle opened fire on a pick-up basketball game at Cornell Square Park in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood, said police.

A 3-year-old boy was shot near the ear and the bullet exited through his cheek, said police and relatives. The boy, Deonta Howard, was standing near the court when he was shot. The boy was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital where he underwent surgery to repair the damage to his face.

Twelve other victims were wounded in the shooting, mostly suffering wounds to their arms and legs, said police.

Humphries was ordered held without bail in Bond Court this afternoon.

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