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CHICAGO (AP) -- A judge denied bail for four men charged in connection with a shooting at a Chicago park that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others.
All four appeared before a Cook County judge Tuesday wearing street clothes.
Authorities say last Thursday's attack on the city's southwest side was gang related and in retaliation for another shooting that occurred earlier in the day, injuring one of the defendants.
Tabari Young, Bryon Champ, Brad Jett and Kewane Gatewood are all charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. Prosecutors say the four are members of the Blackstone street gang. The park where they opened fire was inside territory frequented by members of the Gangster Disciples.
Investigators say Young and Champ were alleged gunmen.
Police say they don't believe they were targeting specific people
Authorities say 21-year-old Bryon Champ and 20-year-old Kewane Gatewood were charged late Monday in the shooting at Cornell Square Park, which is located in Chicago's southwest side.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that while the two played significant roles in the shooting, neither is believed to have pulled the trigger.
McCarthy says detectives are continuing the investigation.
Authorities say as many as three people opened fire Thursday on a basketball court in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Among those injured were 3-year-old Deonta Howard, who is recovering from surgery after being shot near an ear, along with two teenagers.