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Teen boy hurt in accidental shooting on SW Side

A teenager is facing felony charges after another teen was seriously wounded in an accidental shooting in the South Lawndale neighborhood on Sunday afternoon.

A 16-year-old boy was showing a 17-year-old boy a handgun about 3:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of South Kedvale when it accidentally went off, striking the older teen in the chest and arm, police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The 16-year-old faces felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and reckless discharge of a firearm, Pacheco said. He was taken to the police department’s youth division for processing.