Boy arrested in fatal shooting at East Garfield Park basketball tournament
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A boy, possibly as young as 11, has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one teenage boy dead and another seriously wounded Thursday night at a basketball tournament in East Garfield Park.
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.