CHICAGO (CBS)– A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in the South Deering neighborhood, and it appears the boy might have been playing with a gun.
Police responded to a residence in the 9600 block of South Escanaba Avenue at 4:15 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
Inside, they found a 3-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the face.READ MORE: Family Praying For Recovery Of 11-Year-Old Ny-Andra Dyer, Shot In The Face At West Pullman Gas Station; 'I Just Need A Miracle'
The boy was transported to Advocate Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The family told detectives they were in another room when they heard a gunshot, and found the boy with a gun.MORE NEWS: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
Area South detectives and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating.