Chicago Mass Shooting Arrest: 2 Men In Custody Including Alleged Gunman, Charges Pending


Police investigate the scene in Cornell Square Park on the South Side where 13 people including a three-year-old child were shot on September 19, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Eighteen people were reported shot in the city, including one fatally, in less than a four-hour period on Thursday evening. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) | Getty

Chicago police have reportedly arrested two men in connection with the Sept. 19 mass shooting in Cornell Square Park on the city’s South Side that left 13 people injured.

The 22-year-old men were arrested around 7:30 p.m. Sunday in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue just blocks from the scene of the shooting police said according to Tribune reports.

The Sun-Times says both “persons of interest” are now in police custody and are being questioned.

Citing the police report, the Tribune says one of the men arrested was identified as the shooter while the second “participated in the shooting.”

“As we said last week, we have been talking to a number of people about the case and at this time we are interviewing several people of interest in connection with the shooting,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Adam Collins told DNAinfo Monday.

Amid the police’s search for the shooters, 25 more people were shot over the weekend — at least four of them fatally. Amid the bloody weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel took a ride-along with the city’s top cop, Supt. Garry McCarthy, to get a first-hand look at crime-fighting efforts around the city.

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