CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman has been charged with child endangerment, after a 7-year-old girl accidentally shot her 11-year-old brother with a gun she found in their home in the North Lawndale neighborhood over the weekend.
Police said the girl found the gun Friday night at a home in the 3100 block of West Fillmore Street, and as she was handling it, it went off, and a bullet struck her brother in the neck.READ MORE: Cook County Opening 3 Mass Vaccination Sites This Week
The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. He was one of at least 11 children who were shot over the past weekend in Chicago.READ MORE: Major Airlines Warn Of ‘Catastrophic Disruption’ To Travel And Shipping From 5G Debut Set For Wednesday By Verizon And AT&T
On Saturday, police arrested 39-year-old Lucreshai Curtis. She has since been charged with two misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
Curtis is due to appear in court on March 20.MORE NEWS: Man And Woman Dead In Naperville Murder-Suicide