Another night in Chicago. Around 300 teens converge on the Loop. Police are called in. Over a dozen are arrested and at least four are sent to the hospital.
Chicago has turned into a third-world country. Nearly every night there are reports of violence. The weekends are turning into nightmares. Last night was no exception. According to reports:
Chicago police detained more than a dozen people, mostly juveniles, as a “large group” of young people converged on the Loop and Millennium Park yesterday evening, according to initial information. EMS transported least four juveniles to hospitals for various injuries during the hours-long incident.
A CPD spokesperson said the department did not have an official arrest count as of Sunday morning, but officers announced at least 16 detainee transports from the area on the downtown police radio frequency. An officer who worked in the area estimated the crowd at between 300 and 400 people.
The group formed near Cloud Gate, the sculpture commonly called “The Bean,” around 7 p.m. Police began reporting fights throughout the area and people running into the streets a short time later.
Officers arrested two juveniles and recovered a handgun after cops monitoring surveillance cameras saw a teenager passing a gun to others near The Bean at 7:55 p.m. A 16-year-old is charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon as a juvenile.
Fights broke out sporadically throughout the evening. Some cops reported people threw bottles and fireworks at them. Groups of people jumped on cars in traffic, too. Bystanders captured some of those incidents on video.
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The violence in Chicago continues.