Police: Chicago boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

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Posted: Mar 21, 2016 9:07 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a 7-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the head.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the boy as Devon Lofton. Officials say he shot himself inside a home in the city's Englewood neighborhood at about 3:50 p.m. on Sunday.

Police say after the shooting the boy was rushed to University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:36 p.m.

Police did not immediately have information about where the child got the gun and whether it was legally owned by someone in the house. They say the investigation is ongoing.