Boy, 3, shot by accident while playing cops and robbers: police

CHICAGO -- A young boy was shot in the head while playing a game of cops and robbers in Englewood in an apparent accident.

The 3-year-old is now in critical condition.

The boy was with several other children, all under the age of 11, who were left unsupervised in an apartment at 62nd and Aberdeen without any heat or hot water.

Police recovered a .40 caliber handgun.

The child's mother legally owned the gun, but the box in which it was stored was unlocked.

Police recovered guns and narcotics.

The parents are now in custody, but no charges have been filed.