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.