Incident

4-24-2020 Illinois Chicago 1-0

Location

April 24, 2020

6243 S Drexel Ave
Chicago, Illinois
Geolocation: 41.781, -87.604

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Age: 5
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Injured

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Wounded/Injured
  • Accidental Shooting
  • Accidental Shooting - Injury
  • Accidental/Negligent Discharge
  • Self-Inflicted (not suicide or suicide attempt - NO PERP)
  • Playing with gun
  • Child Involved Incident
  • Child picked up & fired gun
  • Child injured self

Notes

child found father's gun, shot self in hand; father Bernard Shields, 36, facing charges after discarding gun; recovered;

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Unknown
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 1
State Senate District: 13
State House District: 26