16-year-old boy fatally shot near Chicago tourist attraction

CHICAGO (AP) — 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 at about 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.

An investigation is ongoing. Police did not provide any additional information.

Hundreds of young people were at the park when the shooting occurred and began flooding the surrounding streets, officials said. Police cleared and closed the park following the shooting. It is unclear when it will reopen.

The Associated Press

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