Once again a gun has fallen into a child's hand.
From The Chicago Tribune http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,5289185.story
The parents of a 5-year-old South Side boy critically wounded when he accidentally shot himself in the head Saturday evening have been charged with endangering the life and health of a child, a misdemeanor, Chicago police said early Sunday.
Cortney Rodgers Sr., 26, the boy's father, and his mother, Dorothy Hayden, 27, of the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue, are scheduled to appear in court on the charges May 19. Rodgers also has been charged with violating the state's registration laws for firearms owners, also a misdemeanor.
The shooting occurred at 5:42 p.m. Saturday in the family's apartment in the Washington Park neighborhood. Police said the boy found the gun, believed to be a 45-caliber revolver, in a bedroom inside the apartment where the family lives.
The boy, whose identity was not released, was transported to the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in "very serious" condition, according to Chicago Police Officer John Mirabelli. The boy remained in critical condition early Sunday morning.