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Teenager fatally shot near Chicago’s popular ‘The Bean’ sculpture

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near ‘The Bean’ sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/AP)
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near ‘The Bean’ sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/AP)

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot near “The Bean” sculpture in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, which is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions.

Police said the teen was shot in the chest at about 7.30pm Saturday (1.30am Sunday London) near the giant, mirrored structure. Police did not immediately release the teen’s name.

He was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Chicago police monitor the movements of groups of young people in downtown Chicago
It is unclear how the planned curfew will be implemented (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/AP)

Officials announced Sunday afternoon that minors will not be allowed in the park after 6pm on Thursday through Sunday without an adult. Officials did not comment on how the curfew will be enforced.

Police also said that a 17-year-old was taken into custody after the shooting and a weapon was found on the teen. Charges are pending.

Another teen, who was allegedly armed with a ghost gun — a weapon that does not have a serial number and can’t be traced — was arrested in connection to the shooting.

In total, 26 minors and five adults were arrested during the gathering in the park on Saturday evening. A total of eight guns were confiscated and five gun arrests were made, police said.

“This senseless loss of life is utterly unacceptable,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. “Tonight, a mother is grief-stricken, mourning the loss of her child and searching for answers.”

She said new measures will be taken “to help prevent events like this from happening in the future,” adding that details will be provided later. Her news release referred to young people coming to the downtown area, though it didn’t elaborate.

“We must also have zero tolerance for young people carrying firearms or settling petty disputes with acts of violence,” the mayor’s statement said. “We all must condemn this behavior in the strongest terms possible.”

Hundreds of people were at the park earlier on Saturday as part of demonstrations around the US against the recently leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court is prepared to overturn the nationwide right to abortion. It is unclear if the teen who was shot had taken part in the 1pm demonstration, however participants had largely dispersed by late afternoon.

The shooting comes amid a surge in deadly violence in the city in recent years.

This year, Chicago has recorded 779 shooting incidents and 194 homicides, compared to 898 shootings and 207 homicides during the same period in 2021, according to figures last updated by the Chicago Police Department on May 8.