6-year-old dies in accidental shooting

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A young boy has died of injuries following an accidental shooting.

The child's identity was confirmed by a Cook County medical examiner as 6-year-old Michael Cattron of the 18 W100 block of 14th Street in Villa Park.

The DuPage County Sheriff's office is investigating the incident. They responded to a call earlier Saturday of an injured child following an apparently accidental gunshot wound.

According to the Chicago Tribune, exactly how Michael was shot was not immediately clear. Some family members said the boy accidentally shot himself, while others said a relative of his accidentally shot him.

Cattron was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Loyola University Medical Center.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

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  • derrick williams

    Lock up the parents. Most people,particularly Black don’t look at their behavior. Shouldn’t had access to gun. Adults fault.

    • zebrastriper

      What the hell are you talking about you stupid goof. What does the NRA have to do with this? Must you always make dumb comments…you’re all over the place. I’d like to shove your keyboard up your ass…but I’m sure it’s already occupied with all the other shit you say. And what’s this Zebra thing….mom’s black and dad’s white, you’re a ref, you like the zoo?

      • Zebra Stripes

        The NRA loves stories like this because they hate gun safety, gun control, gun anything that gets in the way of gun sales. Becoming obsessed with my moniker is the first sign of mental illness. But because its obvious you’re a gun nut, there certainly have been other indicators before this. Perhaps the uncontrolled drooling at the sight of the firearms case at Walmart?