Dozens of protesters in Chicago block streets, traffic

CHICAGO (AP) – Dozens of people have gathered in Chicago for a protest over the police shooting of a black 18-year-old.

The protesters gathered Sunday evening in Millennium Park then began marching through downtown, at times blocking traffic. The demonstration comes two days after police released video showing the shooting of Paul O’Neal, who was a suspect in a car theft.

The footage showed Chicago police firing repeatedly at a car O’Neal was driving as it careened away from them. It later showed police handcuffing the mortally wounded O’Neal.

None of the footage from last month shows the moment he was shot in the back.

Police have not identified the officers involved. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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