At least eight people were shot in about two hours late Saturday in the downtown area as looting and rioting ravaged Chicago’s central business district. One shooting victim died. Several robberies were also reported.
Police are reporting widespread looting along the Magnificent Mile and State Street shopping corridors. Looters have struck Water Tower Place, the Disney Store, Neiman Marcus, multiple cellular stores, Macy’s on State Street, and more.
Police arrested more than 100 people in the Loop as a protest over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer raged late Friday night and early Saturday, according to initial information from Chicago police.