The boy of 3 dies after falling from the window on the 17th floor of the building on the Near North Side

CHICAGO – An investigation is underway after a 3-year-old boy was killed after falling from the 17th floor of an apartment building on the Near North Side.

Police said the incident happened around 6 p.m. 22:40 Tuesday in a building in the 1100 block at North LaSalle Drive. The boy was found in bushes below and transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the boy may have pushed out a window screen.

The incident is being investigated as an accidental death.

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