Chicago Beach Closed Due to Gunfire

Chicago Beach Closed Due to Gunfire

Gunfire Causes Closure of Chicago Beach

A popular beach in Chicago has been closed temporarily just hours after it opened for summer due to gunfire. Police said that between 80 and 100 teenagers were gathering at North Avenue Beach when a fight broke out, resulting in one person pulling out a gun and firing shots.

A juvenile was taken into custody and no one was injured, according to officials. The shooting happened hours after the city opened 22 beaches for summer and comes on the heels of Memorial Day weekend.

Juvenile Taken into Custody

Officials are trying to avoid a repeat of last year when nine people were killed and 42 people were injured in shootings across Chicago during the holiday weekend. Police said that the beach will be closed indefinitely and are searching bags at checkpoints along the city’s beachfront.

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