Chicago Loop shooting: 3 shots, 1 killed, downtown, including boy, 16, near Millennium Park “Bean”


CHICAGO (WLS) – Two people were killed in the Loop Saturday night, Chicago police said, after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed near a “bean”.

The first shooting took place around 7:30 p.m.

CBD said the boy was in the 200th neighborhood of East Randolph Street when he was shot in the chest.

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Police said he was taken to Lowry Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County Medical Examiner identified him as Schondel Holiday from Chicago.

Police said at least two people were taken for questioning and at least two weapons were seized. District investigators are investigating the shooting.

Then, shortly after 11:40 p.m., an 18- to 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old were walking in the 300 block of South State Street when two boys opened fire on the group, police said.

The man, whose age is unknown, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. The 18-year-old was taken to Stroeger Hospital in reasonable condition with a bullet wound to the left hand.

Two boys are questioned, and District Three investigators investigate.

In response to the first shooting in the Loop, Mayor Lori Lightfoot released a statement that said:

“Earlier this evening, a 16-year-old was tragically murdered near Millennium Park. This incredible loss of life is completely unacceptable. Tonight, a mother is grieving, grieving the loss of her child and searching for answers. My heart breaks for a mother as she grieves. For this unspeakable loss.

“Of course, young people are welcomed everywhere in our city, but the rules of society require respect for each other, people’s property, and the sanctity of life. Anything less than that simply will not be tolerated. We also must have zero tolerance for young people who carry firearms or settle Minor disagreements with acts of violence We must all condemn this behavior in the strongest possible terms and continue to take action against anyone who violates these basic societal rules. And I continue to call on parents and guardians to step up, to ensure that your children understand the core values ​​of respect, and that you have a responsibility to know where your children are and with Who are they at all times.

“We will be taking additional measures to stop this chaos and will share details as soon as possible about the additional measures we will be taking to help prevent such events from happening in the future.”

Police said hundreds of young people were in Millennium Park on Saturday night and began flooding the surrounding streets. Officers were called to evacuate the park.

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The police did not provide more information about the incident.

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