Apparent accidental shooting on Northwest Side: police

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CHICAGO -- A 16 year-old is shot in the head on the Northwest Side on Friday, and Chicago police believe it was an accident.

Police say around 7:45 a.m., a group of teen boys were playing with a gun and it went off.

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The shooting happened in a rear coach house of an apartment building at Addison and Kilpatrick. Investigators found the gun on a stairwell.

No word on who was holding the weapon when it went off.

Chicago police took a teenage boy away in handcuffs, but no word on if any charges have been filed.


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