A 31-year-old woman with a felony conviction on her record has been charged with child endangerment, after her 8-year-old son was accidentally shot while he and another child played with her boyfriend’s gun.
The boy and another 8-year-old child were playing with a gun inside a home near 13th Street and Lawndale Avenue around 10:45 a.m., when the gun went off, police said.
The mother of the 9-month-old baby has been found and is being questioned by Chicago Police.
A southwest suburban man was shot dead early Sunday in the Southwest Side Pilsen neighborhood, police said.
Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people — one of them a 12-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
At least 20 people, including a 10-year-girl, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday evening.
Smart phones may be tempting for robbers to take, but a couple of suspects were outsmarted by the owners of the phones they stole this weekend.
A suspect was in custody Friday morning after a deadly shooting at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.
Violence in Chicago in the overnight hours left at least one person dead and six others injured.