17-Year-Old Boy Shoots Another Teen At Deadly Chicago Bean Gathering


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A 17-year-old boy reportedly shot and killed another teenager at Chicago's "Bean" during a gathering where 26 total minors were arrested, according to ABC News.

On Saturday (May 14), the 17-year-old alleged shooter killed a 16-year-old after firing at the victim's chest. In total, 26 minors and five adults were reportedly arrested during the fatal gathering at The Bean -- eight guns were confiscated, and five gun arrests were made.

The 17-year-old has now been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and aggravated battery. He was taken into custody Saturday evening and is due in juvenile court on Monday (May 16).

A curfew at the Chicago tourist site has been instated following Saturday's fatal incident. On Sunday (May 15), officials said minors wouldn't be allowed at The Bean after 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays without an adult.

According to ABC News, it's currently unknown how the curfew will be enforced.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement, “We must also have zero tolerance for young people carrying firearms or settling petty disputes with acts of violence." Lightfoot added, “We all must condemn this behavior in the strongest terms possible.”

Before the shooting, hundreds of people took part in demonstrations against the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion at the mirrored sculpture.  It is unknown whether anyone involved in the fatal incident was present for the 1 p.m. demonstration.

This comes amid a dramatic increase in Chicago deadly violence. This year, the city has seen 779 shootings and 194 homicides.

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