Senn High School student charged with shooting that left woman dead, 3 others injured in Rogers Park

Keyonce Gladney was killed and three others were injured in the February 25 shooting at Pottawattomie Park. (Citizen App, SubX.News)

CHICAGO — A 16-year-old Senn High School student was charged Thursday with committing a mass shooting inside a North Side Park in February that left a 19-year-old woman dead and three other victims injured. Chicago police and a U.S. Marshals task force arrested Darnell Harrison at the school on Tuesday, according to his CPD arrest report.

During a detention hearing on Thursday afternoon, prosecutors said the victims were part of a group of friends enjoying a Sunday afternoon in Pottawattomie Park, 7340 North Rogers, on February 25.

At about 3:30 p.m., Harrison and a friend entered the park and walked toward the group. Some members of the group approached Harrison and his friend, asking why they were there and who they were, according to a detention petition filed by prosecutors.

The petition said Harrison and his friend kept walking without answering, and the victims’ group walked in a different direction.

Moments later, Harrison pulled a firearm from his hoodie, turned, and began shooting at the unarmed group, officials said. Police found 11 shell casings at the scene.

Keyonce Gladney, 19, died. Court records also identify her as Keyonce Gaine. Another 19-year-old woman and men ages 22 and 20 were shot but survived, according to a Chicago police media statement.

Surveillance video showed Harrison entering the park wearing “distinctive” clothing, and another video showed him wearing similar clothing and shoes sometime after the shooting, Judge Mary Marubio noted in an order that granted the state’s detention request. The judge also said Harrison is on juvenile probation.

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