16-year-old boy shot dead at Chicago tourist site


by: Alonzo SmallNexstar Multimedia Cable

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CHICAGO (WGN) — A 16-year-old boy has died following a shooting at Chicago’s “The Bean,” also known as Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Paramedics tell Nexstar’s WGN that a teenager was shot in the chest and rushed to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

The boy has not yet been identified.

Police arrested two persons of interest and recovered two weapons from the scene.

After the shooting, a WGN News camera crew saw officers clearing the area, dispersing the crowd to nearby streets.

Hundreds of people were at the park on Saturday as part of demonstrations across the United States protesting a recently leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court is ready to strike down the constitutional right to abortion. It is unclear if the teenager who was shot was part of the protests.

Millennium Park will remain closed until Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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