CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A teenage boy was killed and another was seriously wounded Thursday night when shots rang out as police broke up a fight at a basketball tournament in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Officers responded about 9:10 p.m. to a call of a large fight inside a park district field house in the first block of North Central Park Avenue, according to Chicago police.
While they broke up the fight and dispersed the crowd, shots were fired, police said.
Kenwon Parker, 15, was struck in the chest and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. He lived in the Homan Square neighborhood.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger in serious condition, police said.
A person of interest, described as a boy between 11 and 13 years old, was taken into custody, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.