Bail was set at $350,000 for a Chicago man who left a gun on top of a refrigerator at his girlfriend’s North Lawndale home, where an unsupervised boy found it and accidentally shot another boy.
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.
Around 9:40 a.m., an alarm malfunctioned at the Bridgeview Courthouse, resulting in a brief evacuation of the building, police said. During the evacuation, a Chicago police officer was retrieving his firearm from a storage locker, when it went off, and a bullet struck the officer in the leg.
A 6-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon from injuries he suffered in an accidental shooting at his west suburban home on Friday night.
Police said the boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 7600 block of South Colfax Avenue, holding a gun, when he accidentally shot himself in the foot around 12:15 a.m.
Police said the boy was playing with a gun around 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 6500 block of South Green Street, when it accidentally fired, striking the girl.
A Washington Heights thrift store employee died Friday after a small gun hidden in discarded clothing accidentally went off and fatally wounded her.
A Chicago man who gave his teenage son a handgun for Christmas faces criminal charges after the boy shot himself with the gun in his north suburban home, police said.
The child found the gun under the couch at his family’s home in the 1900 block of Rhode Island Street in Gary.
Tiara M. Paul, 20, was stopped by patrolling officers in the Armour Square neighborhood about 5 p.m. in the 3400 block of South Wentworth Avenue for unsafe crossing between cars on a CTA train.
A woman accidentally shot herself when a gun went off during a fight early Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood.
A 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound Friday night when the gun he was handling as he rode around the Northwest Side Dunning neighborhood with some female friends went off and struck him in the groin.