15-year-old boy dies after being shot by sibling in Des Plaines

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A 15-year-old boy died two days after he was accidentally shot by a younger sibling Saturday morning in northwest suburban Des Plaines.

Officers responded to a shooting about 10:55 a.m. Saturday at a residence in the 2100 block of David Drive, according to Des Plaines police.

Izaiah Francheschi, 15, was accidentally shot in the face by his 10-year-old sibling at their home, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Francheschi was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he died at 4:35 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Thursday found he died of a gunshot wound to the mouth, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The state Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the boy’s parents for allegations of neglect, according to spokeswoman Veronica Resa. The agency has not had prior contact with the family.

Police said the “tragic incident” remains under investigation.

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