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The Site Of A Cleveland Police Shooting May Be Coming To Chicago

The shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police in 2014 was part of a series of police shootings that sparked protests and conversations about the excessive use of police force. 

The gazebo where Rice was shot -- which was filled with stuffed animals, candles, cards and flowers after the shooting -- may be coming to a Chicago museum. 

On Wednesday the Cleveland city council approved the transfer of the park gazebo to the Tamir Rice Foundation. The organization has been in talks with the Stony Island Arts Bank on Chicago’s south side to house the gazebo. 

The museum has declined to comment on the talks.

Yolanda Perdomo is a WBEZ reporter. Follow her @yolandanews.

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