Police close Millennium Park after teen shot dead

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 16-year-old was shot dead in Millennium Park on Saturday night, police confirm.

The teen was shot in the chest around 7:30 p.m. when rowdy crowds of young people gathered in the center, disrupting traffic and making several arrests by police after fighting broke out.

He was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

At least two interested persons were taken for questioning and at least two weapons were recovered.

The police have completely closed the park.

Detectives are investigating.

This is a story in development.

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