Note: A full update on this shooting and subsequent events, including video, is available here.
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed near The Bean in Millennium Park during a “large group” incident Saturday evening, according to Chicago police. “At least two persons of interest” are being questioned and “at least two” guns were recovered, according to a CPD media statement.
Police leaders declared a mass arrest situation in Millennium Park and the Loop as they tried to contain a large group of mostly teenagers that flocked to the area this evening.
Saturday’s problems began when officers reported teenagers fighting near Cloud Gate, the sculpture commonly called “The Bean,” around 6:40 p.m. Fights continued to break out for about an hour.
The boy was shot in the chest at 7:30 p.m. and taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Officers were very close to the shooting scene. Police very quickly made one arrest and recovered a handgun from the subject at Michigan and Madison, according to police radio transmissions.
Police closed Millennium Park at 8 p.m. and are trying to clear the group from the surrounding area.
CWBChicago will continue to follow this developing story.