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(CHICAGO) — At least 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, were shot at a basketball court on Chicago’s South Side Thursday night, authorities said.

The incident happened near Cornell Square Park around 10:15 p.m.  Twelve of the victims were transported from the scene via ambulance, while the other walked in to a local hospital.

The injured boy is listed in critical condition at Mt. Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ear that exited through his mouth, police spokesman Ron Gaines told ABC News.  Four others are in serious condition and the rest are in stable or good condition.

Ages of the victims range from 3 to 37 years old and include two teenagers, according to Gaines.  Three of the victims are females.

The motive for the shooting is believed to be gang-related, Gaines said.  No information was given about potential suspects but police are investigating.

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