3-year-old Boy Shot in Face, Killed, he was found with Gun, Sunday

(ABC) The family of a 3-year-old boy who was shot in the face says they heard a gunshot while in another room and found their child with a weapon, according to police.

Chicago police are continuing to investigate the shooting in a far South Side home at around 4:15 p.m. Sunday. The incident occurred at the 9600 block of S. Escanaba Ave in Chicago’s South Deering neighborhood.

The child was transported to Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. At this point, no one has been charged with any wrongdoing.

Chicago police said they’ve contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to assist in the case. The medical examiner’s office hasn’t yet released the boy’s name.

Police have not said who they believe the gun belonged to or how he gained access to it.

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