Bronzeville: Child accidentally shoots 8-year-old boy, 12-year-old girl inside home

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An 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl were accidentally shot by another child Friday in Bronzeville on the South Side.

The boy, whose age was not specified, found a gun and was playing with it about 10:20 p.m. inside the home when he shot the other two children, according to Chicago police. All three kids are related.

The 8-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder and hand while the girl was grazed on her arm, police said. They were both taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition.

Police said it was unclear where the gun came from or who it belongs to.

The shooting came hours after an 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the neck by his 7-year-old sister in Lawndale on the West Side.

No charges have been filed early Saturday as Area Central detectives investigate.

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