(ABC) A 1-year-old baby was shot in the head in Uptown Monday night as his parents fought over a gun which then went off, Chicago police said.
Chicago police said the shooting began as a domestic situation inside a home in the 800-block of West Leland Avenue around 7:30 p.m. as a man and woman were fighting over a gun. Police said the gun went off and struck the their baby in the head.
The man ran with the baby boy to Weiss Hospital, where the baby was transferred to Lurie Children’s Hospital. The baby remains in serious condition Tuesday morning, police said.
Police said the baby’s father is in custody.
Overnight detectives determined that the young boy was actually shot following a domestic struggle between his parents inside their home. No shooting ever occurred at Clarendon/Leland. Criminal investigation including history of weapon & child welfare continues. Charges likely
Police said the man told them he was standing outside when he was shot at by individuals on the street at Clarendon and Leland, but police said no shooting took place there.
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