Authorities said a 17-year-old boy was charged with second-degree murder as he is believed to have fatally shot Seandell Holliday, 16, during a dispute near the iconic “Bean” sculpture just after 7 p.m., Fox 32 of Chicago reported.
The victim was shot at least once in the chest and was in critical condition when he was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
The shooting happened as hundreds of teens took over Chicago’s downtown streets creating chaos and gridlock traffic, Fox 32 reported. Chicago police said 26 juveniles and four adults were arrested. Seven guns were also recovered.
The 17-year-old suspect is set to appear in juvenile court on Monday, WMAQ-TV reported.
On Sunday, Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a 6 p.m. curfew for teenagers in the city, following the incident.