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17-year-old faces gun charge after 13-year-old boy killed in apparent accidental shooting in Portage Park apartment

Isaac Jordan suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in the 5200 block of West Byron Street.

A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting Sept. 1, 2021 in Portage Park.
A 13-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a shooting Sept. 1, 2021 in Portage Park.
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A 17-year-old boy has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon after a 13-year-old boy was killed in an apparent accidental shooting in a Portage Park apartment on the Northwest Side, according to police.

The boy was shot in the chest around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 5200 block of West Byron Street, police said. Isaac Jordan was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to his back and ruled his death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The 17-year-old was arrested at the scene with the weapon, police said. He was charged with unauthorized use of a weapon.

Police initially said they were investigating the shooting as “domestic in nature” but said prosecutors determined the shooting was accidental.