3-year-old boy shoots self in foot

The boy found a weapon left unattended at a Roseland apartment and shot it, hitting himself in the foot.

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A 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Aug. 6, 2021, in South Shore.

A 3-year-old boy was shot and taken to Roseland Community Hospital Oct. 9, 2020.

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A 3-year-old boy shot himself in the right foot after a weapon was left unattended in an apartment in Roseland on the Far South Side, officials said.

The boy was taken about 2:45 p.m. to Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound, Chicago Fire officials said. The child’s condition was not immediately known.

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Officers met with a 23-year-old woman at the hospital who said the boy had been shot in the foot, Chicago police said. Police investigation revealed the boy found the weapon left unattended in the apartment, which is in the 300 block of East 103rd Street. He fired it and hit himself in the right foot.

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