Subject: TEEN TAKEOVER - Hundreds of kids terrorize streets of Chicago, destroying property and attacking tourists Sun Apr 16, 2023 5:55 pm
We go to Chicago a lot, and have stayed at the Fairmont in Millennium Park when we go there. Here is what happened last night in Chicago near the Fairmont and downtown.
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Fifteen people were arrested after large groups gathered downtown and two teenagers were shot near Millennium Park on Saturday night, Chicago police said.
The shooting happened in the 0-100 block of East Washington Street at about 9 p.m., police said.
Police said a 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm, and a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg. Both victims were transported to Northwestern Hospital in fair condition. There is no one in custody and police are investigating.
CPD said officers responded to several large groups of juveniles and young adults who were "engaging in reckless and disruptive behavior" and "putting themselves and the public at risk for harm." Officers arrested nine adults and six juveniles
Police said most of the charges were for reckless conduct, but a 16-year-old boy was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon, and a firearm was recovered. An adult and a juvenile were also charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
There was a large police presence downtown as officers worked to clear large the crowds. Video showed dozens of officers lining the street near Washington and State.
Earlier on Saturday night, a viewer shared cell phone video showing a group of people jumping on a vehicle along Michigan Avenue.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a statement, saying, in part, "As I have said before, we as a city cannot and will not allow any of our public spaces to become a platform for criminal conduct. Most importantly, parents and guardians must know where their children are and be responsible for their actions."
Lightfoot said she has met with CPD leadership about how they plan to address large crowds as Chicago moves into the summer months.
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Subject: Re: TEEN TAKEOVER - Hundreds of kids terrorize streets of Chicago, destroying property and attacking tourists Sun Apr 16, 2023 6:43 pm
This is really scary since a lot of us go to Chicago for the day or to see the Sox or Cubs play.
TEEN TAKEOVER - Hundreds of kids terrorize streets of Chicago, destroying property and attacking tourists