The 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue in Chicago was the site of a fatal shooting injury on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Neighborhood Teen Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self

Published April 15, 2020

Police and media reports noted the fatal self injury of a local resident teen-ager around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, in the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago. After suffering an abdominal injury from accidentally shooting himself, the 16-year-old male was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, reports said.

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The Chicago Police Department and the office of the Cook County Medical Examiner have not released official details on the fatality. However, reports stated that a gun was recovered at the scene, and that Area Central detectives were investigating.

In a reply in a McKinley Park Neighborhood Watch group on Facebook, 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas wrote that the teen was illegally carrying a firearm that discharged accidentally while he was handling it in his pocket.

Calling the fatality "senseless," Cardenas wrote that the 12th Ward office will be placing special attention on this area and encouraged residents to call 311 to report issues with a nearby problem house in order to build a legal case and address issues through court action.

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