Boy, 8, dead after accidental shooting in Garfield Park

The boy was inside a home with another boy in the 3100 block of West Flournoy Street when they located a firearm, according to Chicago police.

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The Harrison district police station is across the street from 3139 W. Flournoy St., where 8-year-old Jacari Brown was accidentally shot Tuesday morning.

The Harrison District police station sits across the street from a home in the 3100 block of West Flournoy St. where an accidental shooting killed an 8-year-old boy Tuesday.

Owen Ziliak / Sun-Times

An 8-year-old boy has died after a gun was accidentally discharged inside a Garfield Park home early Tuesday morning.

About 4:25 a.m., the boy was inside a home with another boy in the 3100 block of West Flournoy Street when they found the gun, according to Chicago police.

The weapon was discharged once, and 8-year-old Jacari Brown was struck in his chest, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

There were no other injuries reported, and a weapon was recovered from the scene.

Area 4 detectives are investigating.

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