By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 12-year-old boy was accidentally struck by a bullet in the Pullman neighborhood Saturday evening, when a boy one year older was handling a gun that discharged.

Around 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East 105th Place, near Langley Avenue, the 13-year-old boy was handling the gun inside a home when it discharged and struck the younger boy once in the chest, police said.

The 12-year-old boy was taken to the University of Chicago’s Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The older boy was taken to Area Two Police Headquarters for questioning, and the gun was recovered, police said.

Several hours later, the 13-year-old boy was released without charges. The case was classified as a Non-Criminal Accidental Discharge, police said.

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