CHICAGO — A 4-year-old girl was shot and killed Thursday evening following an accidental shooting in Englewood, authorities said.
At around 6 p.m., officers responded to the 6400 block of South Carpenter Avenue on the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered a 4-year-old girl, later identified as Makaylah McKay, who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
At a community event in West Garfield Park, Supt. Brown said the shooting was an accident after children got into a bag with a gun.
“It was an accident, a visiting relative brought a gun to visit in in a bag, one of the young kids were playing with the guns and accidently shot one of the kids,” Brown said.
The girl was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, where she was pronounce dead.
“You bring guns into any situation, without proper safety, proper training,” Supt. Brown said. “If you illegally possess a gun. It’s always more dangerous when a gun is in play.”
A man has been taken in for questioning, police said. It’s unknown at this time if he will face charges.