CHICAGO (CBS) — A 5-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after police said he grabbed a gun and accidentally shot himself in the leg in Lawndale late Tuesday afternoon.
Police said around 5:20 p.m., the boy was inside a residence in the 1800 block of South Homan Avenue when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Man Steals Car, Crashes It Moments Later In Back Of The Yards
He was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lows In The Upper Teens, Possible Snow Showers Over The Weekend
Police late Tuesday were seen carrying an evidence box for a long gun out of the home. It was not clear if the weapon was registered.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Area Four detectives were investigating late Tuesday. No one had been arrested in the case.