Chicago’s Famous “The Bean” Sculpture Is Site of Latest Teen Murder

Chicago's Famous The Bean Sculpture Is Site of Latest Teen Murder

Major Chicago Tourist Destination Becomes Latest Death By Shooting Site

( – In Chicago, Millennium Park is a tourist destination. Untold numbers of people who live in the area or visit Chicago for business or recreation often stop to take photos near the Cloud Gate sculpture, also known as “The Bean,” in a part of Chicago where gun violence is still raging. On Monday, May 16, Chicago’s ABC 7 reported 33 gunshot victims over the weekend, five of whom died in the violence. Seandell Holliday, 16, was among the dead, a gunfire victim Saturday night near “The Bean.”

Police arrested a 17-year-old for Holliday’s death and charged the teen with second-degree murder. Officials say the suspect shot the young man in the chest. Holliday was in critical condition as first responders transported him to an area hospital, where doctors pronounced the 16-year-old had died from his injuries.

The shooting happened around 7 p.m. as hundreds of teens swarmed Chicago’s downtown area. Authorities say the large group created chaos and gridlocked traffic. Police arrested 26 minors and four adults and seized numerous guns. In response, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot initiated a ban on minors without adult supervision in Millennium Park after 6 p.m. between Thursday and Sunday. Officials say the policy goal is to keep groups of teenagers from creating chaos.

Mayor Lightfoot said she couldn’t allow unruly kids to use public spaces for violence.

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