Fifth man charged in mass shooting at Chicago park
A fifth man has been charged in connection to a mass shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old child.
David Logan, 22, was arrested Wednesday and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and obstructing justice.
The incident took place in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on September 19 during a basketball tournament a local park.
Four other men have been charged in the shooting, which rattled the city and provided leaders another opportunity to decry gun violence in Chicago. Three-year-old Deonta Howard was shot in the face as the five men – Bryon Champ, 21;Tabari Young, 22; Brad Jett, 22; Kewane Gatewood, 20, and Logan – allegedly sprayed Cornell Square Park with an assault rifle, aiming for rival gang members. Police say Champ was the ringleader, hoping to exact revenge against Gangster Disciples who shot him in the leg earlier that day.
Champ had been convicted of gun possession as a felon last year, but was only sentenced to boot camp.
Logan is expected in court Saturday.
We will continue to keep you updated on the developments of this ongoing investigation.