A Rockford man has been charged with accidentally shooting an 11-year-old family member to death late Wednesday in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood home on the South Side.
Eurel Wilford, 19, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and one count of involuntary manslaughter, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. He was held in lieu of $100,000 bail Saturday.
Antwone J. Price, 11, was shot in the abdomen at about 9 p.m. while in a home in the 7400 block of South St. Lawrence, authorities said.
Police said a family member, identified as Wilford, accidentally shot the boy while handling a gun.
Antwone, who lived in the same block as the shooting, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide.
Wilford was found with two guns — a semi-automatic handgun and a laoded pistol, according to a police report. He did not have a concealed carry permit or a FOID for his weapons.
The accidental shooting happened on the deadliest day in the city since 2003. At least nine people were killed and 12 others were wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the day Wednesday.