11-year-old boy injured after 7-year-old sister accidentally shoots him on West Side

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CHICAGO — An 11-year-old boy was taken to the hospital in critical condition after he was accidentally shot by his 7-year-old sister on Chicago's West Side.

Police said the girl gained access to a gun in an apartment in the 3100 block of West Fillmore  in the city's North Lawndale neighborhood.

According to police, the girl was handling the gun when it went off and struck the boy in the neck.

The 11-year-old was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition, according to officials with the fire department.

Police said the shooting appears to be accidental.

Detectives are investigating.

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