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: Chicago Weather: Cool Lake Breeze Next 3 Days
He was rushed to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said.READ MORE: How Will Chicago Police Hold Officers Accountable on New Search Warrant Rules? City Officials Sidestepped The Question
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: Lightfoot, CPD Announce Changes To Search Warrant Policies; Police To Begin Tracking Wrong Raids Resulting From Faulty Information
Area Four detectives were investigating late Tuesday. No one had been arrested in the case.