Sixth Man Charged in Shooting of 13 at Cornell Square Park

Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 6:38 AM CDT
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Darren Curtis, 28, of the 5700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, police said Sunday.

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 A sixth man has been charged in connection with the mass shooting of 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, in a park on Chicago's South Side.

Darren Curtis, 28, of the 5700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm after he was identified as part of a group who participated in the September shooting at Cornell Square Park in the city's Back of Yards neighborhood, police said Sunday.

Curtis was arrested Friday and is expected to appear in bond court Sunday.

The mass shooting at Cornell Square Park near 51st and Wood occurred about 45 minutes before the park’s 11 p.m. curfew on Sept. 19.

Prosecutors say the shooting was an act of revenge for a minor graze wound one of the suspects suffered several hours earlier in the 5200 block of South Paulina after a quarrel with gang rivals.

Police have said some of the victims in the park were members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and the shooters were suspected of being affiliated with the Black P Stones.

Five other men have been charged in the incident.

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