CHICAGO (CBS) — Police in Yorkville are calling it a terrible tragedy–the apparent suicide of a very young boy.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, the boy, only 11 years old and a sixth grader, apparently shot himself in the head with his mother’s service revolver at home on Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Followed By Colder Temps
She’s a Kane County sheriff’s officer.
It’s unclear how he got access to the gun.READ MORE: My Block, My Hood, My City Volunteers Robbed While Holiday Decorating In Bronzeville
Sheriff Richard Randall says an internal investigation is underway into whether the mother violated rules about the handling and storage of her weapon.
The head of a suicide prevention service in Batavia says she’s seeing ever younger children killing themselves, often because of bullying including emails and texts they can’t escape.MORE NEWS: Teen, 15, Shot In The Loop
She says younger children are less able to handle it.