Teen Dies After Being Shot in the Chest in Millennium Park – NBC Chicago

A teenager has died after being shot in the chest in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Saturday night.

According to Chicago fire officials, the 16-year-old was shot during a gathering inside the park.

He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, according to authorities, but later died of his injuries, according to Chicago police.

There are no further details about the shooting, but police say two persons of interest are in custody at this time. Two weapons were also recovered at the scene.

Large gatherings of teens continue in the Loop Saturday night, with several CTA bus lines having to alter service due to the crowds.

According to the agency, the 6 Jackson Park Express and J14 Jeffery Jump buses are being rerouted through the Loop, as are buses on Routes 3, 4, 146 and 147. Sheridan Route 151 buses are also being rerouted. due to street blockades in Michigan and Washington near Millennium Park.

We will have more on this story as it unfolds.

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