A young boy fell from a window on the 18th floor of Lake View Towers in the Uptown neighborhood on Tuesday evening.

CHICAGO (AP) — A young boy died after falling more than 15 stories from the screened window of a residence Tuesday night, police and fire officials said.

The boy fell around 7 p.m. through a screened, 18th-floor window of a building in the Uptown neighborhood on the city's North Side, officials said. He landed on the third-floor roof of a parking garage.

He was transported to a hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Police said the boy was 3 but a fire department spokesman said he was 5.


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