5-year-old migrant boy dies after being found unresponsive at Chicago’s largest migrant shelter

CHICAGO — A 5-year-old boy who was found unresponsive at the city’s largest migrant shelter on Sunday afternoon has died. Now, Chicago police are conducting a death investigation.

Chicago Fire Department paramedics summoned cops to the shelter at 2241 South Halsted around 3:15 p.m. because the boy was in cardiac arrest, according to initial information.

The boy, identified as Jean Carlos Martinez Rivero, was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he died a short time later.

CPD evidence technicians were dispatched to examine the bathroom where the boy was found.

About 2,300 people lived at the six-story warehouse-turned-housing complex as of last week, according to the city’s migrant housing dashboard.

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