Hundreds of teens flood Chicago, smashing car windows, firing shots

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On Saturday night, a large group of teenagers flooded into Downtown Chicago, causing significant disturbances such as smashing car windows and attempting to enter Millennium Park, resulting in a significant police response.

Reports indicate that at least one individual inside a vehicle was also attacked, Fox 32 reported.

The situation escalated to the point where shots were fired near the intersection of Madison and Michigan. Due to safety concerns, FOX 32 Chicago deemed it necessary to remove their news crew from the scene.

Gunfire broke out among the crowds in the first block of East Washington Street, resulting in two teenagers sustaining gunshot wounds.

The injured parties were identified as a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old boy, who were subsequently taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

After people started jumping on her car’s windshield, a woman reported that her husband was beaten while he was seated in the driver’s position.

As a result of the assault, the man was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, as reported by Fox 32.

In the aftermath of the disturbance, law enforcement officials were accompanying tourists and other individuals back to the Millennium Park garage to retrieve their vehicles.

According to Chicago police, a total of nine adults and six juveniles were taken into custody. The majority of those arrested were charged with reckless conduct.

In addition, a 16-year-old boy was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, while two others were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

Written by staff