Children Shot/ Killed in Chicago

Update, East Chicago Boy Age, 4 Shot Himself to Death

A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself early Thursday after finding a gun in his northwestern Indiana home while everyone else was asleep, his grandmother said. Garrion Glover Jr., who would have turned 5 next week, was pronounced dead at a hospital in East Chicago about 3 a.m., according to the Lake County Coroner’s…

Girl,12, Shot in Head in West Englewood has Died

A 12-year-old girl who was shot in the head Saturday has died, her family confirms. Kanari Gentry-Bowers had been on life support at Stroger Hospital. She is the third child killed by gun violence in Chicago in 5 days. Kanari was in the playground at Henderson Elementary in west Englewood when police say someone started…

Chicago Shootings Claim 2 Children in One Day

Two children, including a 2-year-old toddler, died Tuesday of gunshot wounds as a third clung to life, a spate of almost unthinkable bloodshed that has shaken a city sadly accustomed to violence. The devastation stretched from a Lawndale alley to a Woodlawn parking lot and West Englewood street and left dozens of family members gathered…

UPDATE, Mother Charged after Girl age 5 Shoots Herself

A woman is facing a child endangerment charge after her 5-year-old daughter accidentally shot herself Tuesday night in their home on Chicago’s West Side. Larrinita Starks, 22, was taken into custody and charged with misdemeanor child endangerment, police said Wednesday. Starks’ daughter was inside their home in the 3700-block of West Ferdinand Street in the…