An 11-year-old boy was injured when a gun an 8-year-old boy was handling accidentally went off, hitting the victim in the leg.
According to Chicago police, the boys were in the living room of a residence in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood at approximately 1:54 a.m. when one of the children began to handle a weapon.
The gun then went off, striking the 11-year-old boy in the right thigh, police said.
The boy was taken to an area hospital by Chicago firefighters, and was listed in fair condition upon admission, according to authorities.
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There are no suspects in custody, and an investigation into the shooting remains ongoing.