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