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 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.
Police cleared and closed the park after the shooting. It is not known when it will reopen.