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Boy As Young As 11 Years Old Arrested In Slaying At Garfield Park Field House Basketball Tournament

The shooting killed a 15-year-old boy and seriously wounded a 14-year-old.

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CHICAGO — A child as young as 11 was taken into custody after two teens were shot, one fatally, during a basketball tournament Thursday night, police said.

At 9:10 p.m., there was a “large fight” inside the Garfield Park field house in the first block of North Central Park Avenue, police said. Officers broke up the crowd, which was there for a basketball tournament, when someone fired shots outside.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in his chest and he was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. A 14-year-old was hit in his abdomen and he was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

A person of interest was in custody, police said. Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago Police spokesman, described that person as a boy between 11 and 13 years old. A gun was found, police said.