Boy, 3, dies after fall from 17th floor of Chicago building

Updated 11/24/2021 9:04 AM

CHICAGO -- A 3-year-old boy fell to his death from the 17th floor window of a Chicago apartment building, police said.

The boy may have pushed out a screen in the window Tuesday night before he fell from the apartment on the city's Near North Side, Chicago police said.


He was found in bushes below and taken to Lurie Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Police said boy's fatal plunge about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday was being investigated as an accident.

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