The Chicago Bean is the spot of a Teenager being Gunned Down
Chicago has been home to 779 shooting incidents and 194 homicides this year...
The Bean sculpture in downtown Chicago was the scene of a horrific killing of a 16-year-old boy. Police say the teenager was shot in the chest sometime around 7:30 in the evening last night near the attraction. The boy has yet to be identified.
At Lurie Children’s Hospital, the boy was pronounced dead. Two suspects were taken into custody and questioned. Two weapons were also recovered. The investigation is ongoing with no outlook given by the police.
“This senseless loss of life is utterly unacceptable. Tonight, a mother is grief-stricken, mourning the loss of her child and searching for answers.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Measures to help prevent things like this will also be implemented she added. “We must also have zero tolerance for young people carrying firearms or settling petty disputes with acts of violence. We all must condemn this behavior in the strongest terms possible.” However, I think it is time more is done about gun violence in the city of Chicago but, what do I know?
Earlier in the day, the park was home to hundreds of people protesting the well-known draft opinion indicating a possible overturning of Roe v. Wade. Authorities are unsure if the teen was taking part in demonstrations but it is known that participants cleared the scene later in the afternoon before the shooting. The attraction and park have been shut down since the shooting with no report on when operations will start back up.
Chicago has been home to 779 shooting incidents and 194 homicides this year. During the same time last year, the numbers were sitting at 898 shootings and 207 homicides. Since reopenings around the country have taken place, many U.S. cities have reported spikes in homicides. Last year, Chicago recorded 797 homicides just as businesses and local areas began opening up after recovering from the pandemic. These figures are larger than those reported by Los Angeles by 400 and New York by 300.
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