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A 14-year-old boy died this afternoon after apparently being shot in the chest by his 15-year-old brother in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
The victim was pronounced dead at 4:25 p.m. at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Preliminary reports indicated that the older brother was showing the gun to his younger brother when it accidently discharged, according to a police source.
Police recovered the gun and the older brother is being questioned.
Paramedics responded at 3:35 p.m. to the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Richard Rosado. The boy was initially taken in serious condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital where he later died, officials said.
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