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16:51  13 august  2020
16:51  13 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

Looting and Rioting Breaks Out in Chicago After Police Shooting

  Looting and Rioting Breaks Out in Chicago After Police Shooting There is a large police presence are dealing with mass unrest in the city after man was injured in a shoot-out.There is a heavy police presence on the streets following reports of people breaking into businesses and setting vehicles on fire.

The Ronald McDonald House in StreetervilleCBS Chicago . Several windows were smashed and the front door had to be boarded up, but nobody was injured Mitchell told CBS Chicago that it was vital that families “get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care.” “So it’ s so

Looters brazenly smashed the doors of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children ' s Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit organization that provides free housing to ill Ronald McDonald House attacked by looters during Chicago riots while kids and parents were

A Ronald McDonald House Charity location was among the buildings damaged during looting earlier this week in Chicago, the charity says.

Parts of Chicago looted after police confrontation
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The Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital, which says it offers a "sanctuary" for families and children who are at the hospital, had its windows and front door smashed overnight Monday, a charity official told local media.

"(We were) very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk so the staff was frightened," Lisa Mitchell, a vice president for the Ronald McDonald House Charities chapter in Chicago, told WLS-TV.

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WBBM-TV reported that residents in the house were briefly placed on lock down as the chaos continued outside.

"We're here for families at all times — whether there’s a pandemic or civil unrest, we need to make sure that we are here allowing families to get the rest they need while they have a child in the hospital seeking care, and so it’s so important that anything that might be going on outside, we maintain our care for families," Lisa Mitchell told WBBM-TV.

Workers clean up inside of the Saint Laurent store after it was looted on August 10, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Police made more than 100 arrests during the night as widespread looting and disorderly conduct was reported downtown and other areas of the city. Officials believe the violence had apparently grown out of a shoot out between police and a suspect. © Scott Olson, Getty Images Workers clean up inside of the Saint Laurent store after it was looted on August 10, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Police made more than 100 arrests during the night as widespread looting and disorderly conduct was reported downtown and other areas of the city. Officials believe the violence had apparently grown out of a shoot out between police and a suspect.

WLS-TV reported that 30 families were staying at the house at the time. No injuries or damage inside the building occurred, the TV station reported.

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Often, children stay there as well when they have outpatient procedures. In Chicago on Sunday night, however, the Ronald McDonald House was no longer safe Owen, who is getting treated at the Lurie Children ’ s Hospital close to the Ronald McDonald House , was due to get a special treat: He was

With the RMH near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children ' s Hospital of Chicago , they knew they would have a comfortable place to sleep, warm meals and a community who would care for them - all moments away from Opal' s hospital bed.

A Chicago police report said that a hammer was used to break glass on the front door of the building. No suspect was identified or in custody, police said.

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USA TODAY has reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities for additional comment.

Widespread looting rocked Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of downtown early Monday as police say hundreds of windows were smashed, stores were robbed and people were injured.

Police said Monday 100 people were arrested after posts on social media encouraged a "caravan" of cars to engage in looting.

Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown said the social media posts appear to have been prompted by an incident Sunday in which police officers wounded a 20-year-old man who shot at them. A Facebook video later circulated falsely claiming police had shot and killed a 15-year-old boy.

Chicago police arrested and charged Latrell Allen of Englewood with attempted murder after they say he shot at officers. Officers returned fire and hit Allen, who was in stable condition, police said.

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Activists with Black Lives Matter Chicago cast doubt on the police narrative of the incident in a statement Monday, saying Allen "ran away, rightfully fearing for his safety in this dangerous interaction with racist armed police."

Chicago police "claims the victim shot first and that they found a gun on the scene. These details are uncorroborated, partially because CPD also claims there is no body camera footage available for this interaction," the group said.

Brown said misinformation fueled what turned into looting Monday morning.

Along the Magnificent Mile, people were seen going in and out of stores carrying shopping bags full of merchandise and also running out of a bank that had its windows smashed, the Chicago Tribune reported, and as the crowd grew vehicles dropped off more people in the area.

At one point, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire. No officers were wounded by gunfire, but Brown said a security guard and a civilian were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the incident "abject criminal behavior."

"This is not legitimate First Amendment protected speech. These were not poor people engaged in petty theft to feed themselves and their family," she said. "This was straight-up felony criminal conduct."

Contributing: Grace Hauck and N'dea Yancey-Bragg. Follow USA TODAY's Ryan Miller on Twitter @RyanW_Miller

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More than 100 People Arrested in Chicago After Protests, Looting Follow Police-Involved Shooting .
Authorities charged a suspect, Latrell Allen, 20, with attempted murder of an officer after he allegedly shot first“We are waking up in shock this morning,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a news conference Monday. “What occurred downtown and in surrounding communities was abject criminal behavior, pure and simple.

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