Chicago authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed near ‘The Bean’ in Millennium Park on Saturday
CHICAGO — A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” in Chicago’s Millennium Park 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 taken in for questioning and at least two weapons were recovered, authorities said.
Hundreds of youths were in the park at the time of the shooting and began flooding surrounding streets, officials said. Police cleared and closed the park after the shooting. It is not known when it will reopen.