Man Dies After Gun Goes Off In His Waistband In West Englewood

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 33-year-old man was killed when a handgun he had in his waistband discharged Thursday night in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

About 11:55 p.m., Steven Winston was sitting in a parked car in the 6100 block of South Winchester, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The gun was in his waistband, and it went off while he was moving the vehicle, police said.

Winston, who lived nearby, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 12:57 a.m. Friday, authorities said.

The handgun was recovered, police said. Area Central detectives have opened a death investigation.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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