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Two Charged in Connection with Chicago Mass Shooting

Bryon Champ

Bryon Champ, 21, and Kewane Gatewood, 20, have been charged in connection with the Chicago mass shooting on Sept. 19.

The men have each been charged with three counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, ABC Chicago reports.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that while the two played significant roles in the shooting, neither is believed to have pulled the trigger.

Kewane Gatewood

Kewane Gatewood

McCarthy said detectives are continuing the investigation.

Authorities say as many as three people opened fire on a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood wounding thirteen. Among those injured were 3-year-old Deonta Howard, who is recovering from surgery after being shot near an ear, along with two teenagers.

The assailants fired more than a dozen rounds from an assault-style rifle, police have said. They believe the shooting was gang-related, as several gang members were injured, although it’s not yet clear who the intended target was.

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