Chicago authorities say a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” in Millennium Park on Saturday.
CHICAGO – A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” in Millennium Park in Chicago on Saturday, authorities said.
The Chicago Police Department said the boy was shot in the chest around 7:30 p.m. near the popular tourist attraction. Police have not yet identified the boy.
He was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.
At least two suspects were questioned and at least two weapons were recovered, authorities said.
Hundreds of people were in the park on Saturday as part of demonstrations across the US protesting a recently leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court is poised to strike down the constitutional right to abortion. It is not clear if the teenager who was shot was part of the demonstrations.
Police cleared and closed the park after the shooting. It is unclear when it will reopen.