Skip to comments.Chicago police: Assault-style rifle used in attack
Posted on 09/20/2013 12:23:37 PM PDT by rellimpank
Those behind a late-night attack at a southwest Chicago park in which 13 people were wounded, including a 3-year-old, used an assault-style weapon to spray the crowd with bullets, making it "a miracle" no one was killed, the city's police superintendent said Friday.
Ballistics evidence shows that those behind Thursday night's attack used a 7.62 mm rifle fed by a high-capacity magazine, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters. That type of weapon, he said, belongs on a "battlefield, not on the street or a corner or a park in the Back of the Yards," the neighborhood where the shooting took place.
"It's a miracle in this instance that there have been no fatalities based upon the lethality of the weapon used at the scene," McCarthy said, calling on lawmakers to restrict the sale of such weapons and choke off the flow of illegal guns into the city.
The attack happened shortly after 10 p.m. while the Cornell Square Park was still crowded with people watching a basketball game and enjoying a warm late summer night.
Investigators believe several people took part in the attack but weren't sure yet how many fired shots. McCarthy said that based on witness interviews, it appears the attack was gang-related and that several victims are gang members.
"Even if it's gang-related, even if we have the most hardened criminals who becomes the victim of gun violence, that individual is the father, brother, sister sometimes parent of somebody else," McCarthy said. "So murder is not a one-victim crime."
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MAYBE an SKS, but even then I doubt it.
Since Chicago has such strict gun control laws, why are there so many shootings there?
Or, because so many shootings are related to gang violence, do these shooting not count???
From recent rhetoric, you would swear that the biggest threat to young black men is a white Hispanic neighborhood watchman with a gun. When in fact, the biggest threat to young black men are other black men with guns.
I’ve never heard of gangbangers using a 7.62x51/.308 AR-10 in a shooting before; wonder if it’s some if the F&F hardware coming up north?
‘Ballistics evidence” proved the model of firearm used? really?
I thought ballistics evidence was pretty much limited to the caliber and type of bullet used. Perhaps angle of entry as well.
Oh noesss not an ‘assault rifle’
If only we had gun control....
Who wants to bet assault style rifle= shotgun
but if you be in da Back of da Yards, you betta have you dat type of weapon, if you want to survive.
Ooops, scrap the AR-10/.308 description; I wrongly assumed AR-10, but it could be another, altogether different model. Article doesn’t say.
Impossible. Those have been outlawed.
Gee, don’t you just hate it when one of those 7.62 assault style guns gets out of control and starts shooting people.
Those guns are already outlawed in Chicago, by the way
When it comes to the anti second amendment people, is there any other kind of weapon other than an “assault rifle”?
I've seen plenty of thugs posing with AKs on their facebook pages. They've got them.
From what I’ve heard Chicago IS a battlefield.
Pathetic! Law enforcement doesn’t - then blames their FAILURE on the gun!
More than likely a 7.62x39 rooskie in a chicom ak knockoff... if it even was a rifle.
Yikes. I’m not a FB-er, so I’ve never seen that.
Yeah, probably an FNH SCAR with a high end Aimpoint red dot...
Impossible. It’s illegal to have guns in Chicago.
they could have Sigs,HKs, whatever.
Depends on how well they know Holder.
There should be a law where criminals can’t steal guns or rob, murder, rape and all other such mayhem.
its illegal to shoot people, and especially illegal to harm them or actually kill them, and then its also illegal to have a gun in Chicago so WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
What!!! It's impossible for criminals to get anything illegal....they must be selling them at Walmart. (smirk)
Another AR15 shotgun, no doubt.
We also know that after generations of comocrat rule in shitcago that everyone there is happy with great medical care, fantastic jobs, and more than enough income to allow all of their children to attend top rated public school.
We know all these things because the socialist democrats have told us repeatedly that there way will take care of all of these problems for our whole nation if given power, just like they did in shitcago.
I'm just pointing out a fact.
13 bullets is not a “High Capacity” magazine. They were so disappointed that an AR-15 was used used at the Navy Yard. The Sinaloa Drug Cartel runs Chicagoland. Their leader said they got weapons from Fast and Furious in exchange for intel on rival gangs. If the Chicago Police Chief wants to know where this shooter got a 7.62 “Assault Rifle”. He should talk to Eric Holder.
Ar 15Ar 16 whatever it took
Perhaps you should worry more about the perp, who likely STOLE THE WEAPON!!!
Why does this shooting bother you more than the 500 murders there last year?
Oh, it’s even better. This “ballistics evidence” even told them the size of the magazine. Real CSI wizards, these guys.
“MAYBE an SKS, but even then I doubt it.”
Some other possibilities but I doubt these as well as they are long guns and thereby unwieldy in cars; M1A (civilian version of M-14) and the Browning BAR (Hunting version not military). If these dudes were actually using some sort of 30 cal rifle then you can bet it was stolen.
You're pointing out the elephant in the living room, especially since the MSM just got finished screwing up over AR-15 claims.
All they can tell from “ballistic evidence” would be that there are 30 caliber rifle bullets stuck n folks.
So, here is my theory:
It must have been an M1 Garand!
It would take up the whole back seat, you’d have to load a few E-blocks to shoot 13 people and those high quality peep sights wouldn’t do you much good in a moving car at night, but still, perfect for a drive by. You’ve got a bayonet and everything.
Good thing Obama stopped re-importing those things. They belong on foreign battle fields (like Omaha beach)
Since it was a SCHOOL night, my parents would have seen to it that I was either in bed or demanding an answer as to why my homework wasn't finished....
So Chicago, how did that ban on them work for you?
Pretty damned expensive ammo too.
But, my preference. Wouldn’t waste it on random spraying.
These weapons in CHICAGO?
GayMuzzie brokered a “no busts for rival cartel intel” arrangement with the Sinaloa Cartel. It’s spooky and secret, JUST LIKE most of the rest of the stuff Mr. ChoomGang does.
So the Sinaloa Cartel is an extension of the current Regime —that, or the other way around. It’s hard to tell, now, it’s 50/50 now, by my guess.
F&F guns flowed to the Cartels, and from there to Chi-town, which is mobbed up with GayMuzzie.
They needed a mass-shooting with some type of AR, and WOW...! NOW THEY HAVE ONE...!
I’m soooo surprised.
Well then! I would hope the Chicago hack superintendent would WELCOME 'salty weapons' because they clearly are nonlethal!
People use the word “miracle” way too often when it doesn’t apply. I’d say a true miracle is that 50 people a day aren’t killed in cities with strong gun control.
Maybe they got hold of an Obamagun from Fast and Furious.
What's next, "terrorist-style Tea-Party member threatened..."
The shooter(s)should have used Joe “Bite-Me”autograph model SHOTGUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gee, maybe they out to pass a law against them, that’ll work.
That was my first thought, too. 7.62x39-51 is a bit larger/heavier hardware than a ROTM AR-15.
Bingo! My initial response upon reading the headline, just had to read through all responses to see if anyone else caught that. Unbelievable the crap the Chicago PD tries to peddle to their media lackeys. Sadly, the sheeple in Chicago eat it up, while us downstaters who know considerably more about all those ‘scary’ guns just sit and shake our heads at the stupidity.
He used a .30 on the street.
BS, every home in the USA should have at least one. People who misuse them in parks ought to be shot by people defending themselves.
7.62X39 COMBLOC, as in Avtomat Kalashnikova.