December 8, 2014 8:30 am -

A 6-year-old Chicago boy died Saturday afternoon from injuries he suffered in what is called an “accidental shooting” at his home on Friday night.

[su_center_ad]The boy’s young cousin was playing with a gun at the victim’s home where he lived with his father and paternal grandmother, when he shot the kid in the head.

NBC reports, “Michael Cattron III was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.”

“A sweet little boy. Loved cartoons, loved his grandparents,” Pierre Curry, the boy’s grandfather, said. “He laughed, joked. He loved going to school.”

Curry’s 24-year-old daughter — the little boy’s mother — was also killed in a shooting this summer, although she was not the intended victim.

There were no details as to who the owner of the gun was, or whether charges will be filed, but authorities say they “believe it was an accident.”

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19 responses to 6-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In The Head Accidentally By His Young Cousin

  1. edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 8:36 am

    No charges?…smh….then things will never change.

    • Carla Akins December 8th, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Just be sure not to steal cigars are sell loose cigarettes…

      • edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 8:54 am

        Did you see Chris Rock’s tweet, if you sell loose cigs cops will kill you but if you sell bad mortgages you get a bonus.

  2. Tommy6860 December 8th, 2014 at 8:37 am

    :'( When does this end?

    • edmeyer_able December 8th, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Things wont change till people are prosecuted and laws are changed.

  3. Larry Schmitt December 8th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Yes, it was an accident that one child shot another child, but it was not an accident that a gun was left where the child could get it. That was criminal stupidity, and should be prosecuted.

  4. John Henry December 8th, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Daughter shot, Grandson shot. Gun Violence has taken out this mans whole lineage. Thats the message that I received.

  5. Spirit of America December 8th, 2014 at 11:22 am

    The gun owner needs to be charged in my view. The cousin getting to the gun wasn’t an ‘accident’, it was failure to secure a firearm properly, especially when children live in the house.

  6. rg9rts December 8th, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Another candidate for shooter of the month Again

  7. tiredoftea December 8th, 2014 at 11:55 am

    The NRA’s new marketing program, “Guns for Generations kicks off in Chicago! Thanks, NRA, for all you do to make generations of people dead. Your management should have to read about the victims of your guns everywhere, for any reason, anytime, everyday.

  8. FrankenPC . December 8th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    NRA: “After 10 years of research into how to make guns safer for children, we finally have success! From now on, all bullets will be painted to appear like tasty little candies. This will entice the young ones to dismantle the weapons and consume the bullets instead of firing them. As a side benefit, we’ve been working with Republicans to introduce a bill which would categorize bullets as a food group. This will allow the bullet painting program to proceed funded entirely by the tax payers. I’m sure you can all agree that this is a win for American’s freedom!”

    • Larry Schmitt December 8th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Then they’ll literally, instead of figuratively, die of lead poisoning.

      • FrankenPC . December 8th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        They prefer to call it dying from freedom!

    • Jake December 8th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      This isn’t the NRA’s fault, or gun laws. This is the gun owners clearly. We don’t need to restrict guns for things like just, just charge the gun owner with 2nd degree murder, not manslaughter, because leaving a gun in reach of child is negligent. As a gun owner with kids, my guns are either locked up, or have triggers locks on them, and ammo is kept high and away from the gun. Easy, my kids won’t get shot, just takes a bit of common sense. I would be willing to bet the gun owner has charges filed. I’m pretty sure this is criminal negligence, no need for new laws, this was already illegal.

      • Larry Schmitt December 8th, 2014 at 2:08 pm

        Every time I see a story about a doctor, or a teacher, or anyone else in any kind of authority position, who asks a parent if they have guns and if the guns are stored safely, the hard core gun people get “up in arms” (pun intended) and object to the “invasion of privacy.” As if those questions aren’t relevant. And most stories like this one end with “no charges were filed, as the shooting was deemed accidental.” It may have been accidental from the child’s angle, but it was preventable from the parents’.

        • Jake December 8th, 2014 at 2:11 pm

          Well, the gun owner (the Dad it sounds like?), should most definitely be held accountable. If he isn’t, then that’s a travesty. Accidental doesn’t mean legal.

      • tracey marie December 8th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

        you can be sure charges will be filed, this involves a black family and we all know they are all thugs. Now the seven(7) white kids killed by undsecured guns have all been absolved of all blame and no charges will be fled

        • Jake December 8th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

          Yeah, I don’t support unequal application of the judicial system. Again, to my point, not really a gun law issue, but without knowing the details, sounds like those 7 should be charged with manslaughter/2nd degree murder. The illegal part is negligence, not the ownership/possession.

  9. Sister12345 December 8th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    When will people learn? Having a gun in a home with children is an accident waiting to happen.