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Boy, 13, accidentally shoots 12-year-old in Roseland home: police

The older boy was handling a gun Saturday night when it went off inside a home in the 700 block of East 105th Street, according to Chicago police.

A teenage boy was shot April 10, 2021, in Lawndale.
A 12-year-old boy was shot Nov. 14 in Roseland.
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A teenager accidentally shot a 12-year-old boy Saturday in Roseland on the South Side, according to police.

About 7:30 p.m., the older boy, 13, was handling a gun when it went off inside a home in the 700 block of East 105th Place, striking the younger boy in the chest, according to Chicago police.

The 12-year-old was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition, police said.

A weapon was recovered, and the 13-year-old was released without charges after being questioned by Area Two detectives, who classified the case as a “non-criminal accidental discharge,” police said.