What to Know
- The 11-year-old boy was found dead on the floor of a South Side residence, police said. A source later said he was on a bathroom floor.
- The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified him as Jechon Anderson.
- Authorities said his death was being investigated as a homicide and three people were being questioned.
Chicago police say an 11-year-old boy whose body was found on the floor of a South Side home early Monday morning had a gunshot wound to the head.
The child's body was found just before 1 a.m. in the city's West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police initially said the boy was discovered with "blunt trauma to the head" and was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Jechon Anderson.
Hours later, citing the medical examiner, police revealed the boy had been shot in the head. His death was being investigated as a homicide as of late Monday morning and three people were being questioned, police said.
"Detectives are investigating all possible motives, including domestic related," police said in a statement.
Authorities confirmed the child had been found on the floor of the residence in the 900 block of West 119th Street. A source in contact with investigators said the body was found on a bathroom floor.
The boy's mother said he was a fifth-grader at Harold Washington Elementary and had been living with his father for the past several months.
Family members said they are confused, devastated and upset. They said they have been given few answers on what may have happened to the child.
An investigation remained ongoing Monday, police said.