CHICAGO — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago’s Garfield Park.
Police say a crowd gathered Thursday night at Garfield Fieldhouse, located at 100 N. Central Park Ave., for a basketball tournament when a fight broke out inside.
Chicago police say in a statement officers began to disperse the crowd when someone fired shots outside, and the two teens were hit.
The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at a hospital. The teen has been identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Kenwon Parker.
Police say the 14-year-old was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
The shooting outside the Chicago Park District facility is under investigation.
Police have recovered a weapon from the scene.
Another boy, between 11 and 13-years-old, was taken into custody. No charges have been filed as of yet.
Two male teens (14 & 15 yoa) were shot tonight during a large basketball game in Garfield Park. One victim tragically died from injuries. CPD was in the area when the incident occurred and a boy, possibly 11 to 13 yrs old was taken into custody. A weapon has been recovered. pic.twitter.com/jLqrZb3R7I
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 17, 2018