Urban Prep students chant '16 shots' at Rahm Emanuel

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - There was a very dramatic moment Wednesday morning during what was supposed to be a routine event for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. 

During the launch of a new program called "Chicago's My Brother's Keeper Cabinet," which is aimed at helping teens in need, students at Urban Prep began chanting "16 shots!"

The change was in reference to the number of shots fired by a Chicago Police officer when Laquan McDonald was gunned down. 

The chant broke out twice during the event, but Mayor Emanuel had no visible reaction to it. The Mayor's Office released the following statement regarding the incident Wednesday afternoon: 

The Mayor recognizes that Chicagoans are understandably frustrated. He has called for systemic reform to bring safety to every community and rebuild trust where it has been lost. As part of that process he will continue to engage with residents, police, and community leaders to address their specific concerns.