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Teen dies after attending Chicago’s Lollapalooza music fest

Posted at 11:23 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 13:35:39-04

CHICAGO — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after attending the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.

Police and the medical examiner’s office identified the teen as Evan Kitzmiller of Mundelein, a Chicago suburb. He was found unresponsive Sunday night, the last day of the weekend festival, and pronounced dead at a hospital.

Investigators didn’t release details about his death. But Kitzmiller’s mother says her son had a seizure and his heart stopped.

Melissa Stratton of Chicago’s emergency management office says officials are saddened by the death, and that safety and security are priorities. A statement from Lollapalooza says the teen and his family “are in our thoughts.”

The event drew hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Chicago’s Grant Park.