This past weekend Chicago was taken over by a mob of teens, who caused chaos in the streets, damaging property and injuring bystanders.
Chicago’s Teenager Mob
In downtown Chicago, a mob of teenagers rampaged through the streets, causing chaos by breaking car windows, assaulting passersby, and causing tourists to flee in terror due to the sound of gunshots.
The incident involved hundreds of young people.
“Where are their parents at? That’s my question,” a woman who identified as a Chicago native told Fox 32 as the unruly scene played out in downtown Chicago on Saturday night.
Fox 32 cameras captured video of teenagers crowding the streets and police seeking to restore order to the area.
Teens Destroy and Disrupt
Groups of teenagers were playing music loudly from Bluetooth speakers while walking in the streets, occasionally obstructing traffic.
Some members of the group tried to enter restricted areas such as the city’s Millennium Park, which is not accessible to individuals under 21 after certain hours, as well as the downtown Art Institute.
Some teens in the group began jumping up and down on cars, smashing windows and attacking people inside.
A female witness informed Fox 32 that a gang of teenagers leaped up and down on the windshield of her husband’s car, subsequently assaulting him from the driver’s side. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention.
Hundreds of police officers assisted by SWAT teams descended on downtown in an attempt to restore order as gunfire was reported multiple times amid the unfolding scene.
Police were seen escorting frightened tourists back to their cars or hotels to escape the chaos, and traffic on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue ground to a halt as police attempted to restore order.
Boy Shot in Arm
Reported by WLS, law enforcement officials disclosed that a 6-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the vicinity of the Chicago Loop, while a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg.
Both victims were transported to Northwestern Hospital and are presently in stable condition.
According to Fox 32’s coverage, the disorderly events seemed to be a repeat of last year’s “Teen Takeover,” which was promoted on social media. It appears that this is not the first time an incident like this has occurred in Chicago.
“I understand kids having a good time, but this is simply bad parenting,” the Chicago native witness told Fox 32. “We have to do better as parents. Our kids should not be out here.”
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