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Boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life on South Side

...the boy was holding a gun when it went off in a home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.Investigators are still working to figure out how...

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Kavan was taken to the same hospital in June 2016, after he was shot in the face by a stray bullet and suffered a broken jaw. He was walking with his mom near East 64th Street and South Martin Luther King Drive in the city's Parkway Gardens neighborhood when he was shot.

    Boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life on South Side
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A 5-year-old boy remained hospitalized Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound to the hand after being shot for the second time in the past two years. This time, the boy was holding a gun when it went off in a home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • kimberly reese My name is Kimberly Reese

    This baby been shot two times Chicago need help and that is why people is moving out

Dec 20

Updated Dec 21

Just 5, Chicago boy is struck by a bullet for second time in two years

Details of the latest shooting were sketchy. Authorities initially said the boy was not shot but injured in the hand when the gun he was holding discharged about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue.

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The earlier shooting happened on June 28, 2016, in the 6400 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Police said the boy and his family heard fireworks followed by gunshots.

...the Northwest Side about 2:55 a.m. Wednesday, police said. He was in the 3000 block of West Belmont Avenue when he heard gunfire and was hit, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois...

...condition was stabilized. Police officers taped off a Shell gas station at the corner of Belmont and Sacramento avenues as they searched for shell casings. Blood stained portions of the pavement near the...

...around 9:35 a.m. The boy, 17, was walking in an alley in the 1700 block of West 89th Street in the Gresham neighborhood when a red sedan approached and someone inside fired shots at...

    Teen wounded in South Side shooting
    A teenage boy was shot in the arm on the South Side Tuesday morning, according to a Chicago police media alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Eric Pepeson NW-side deplorable, based-stickman, commie-crusher

    Maybe 5 year old Kavan shouldn't be around Mama and Thugs Harmony anymore. Last year he was shot in face, this time he was holding a gun and shot himself. Give the little man a break.

Dec 21

Father of Chicago boy, 5, accidentally shot charged with several felonies

Police said the gun went off after the 5-year-old found it under a mattress in a home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue. His father, who lives on the same block where the boy was wounded, was taken into custody about 30 minutes after the shooting.

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...broke his jaw, while walking with his mother, brother and a family friend in the 6400-block of South Martin Luther King Drive in the city's Woodlawn neighborhood.Collins was charged with unlawful use of a weapon...

    Father of Chicago boy, 5, accidentally shot charged with several felonies
    The father of a 5-year-old boy who somehow got his hands on a gun at a home in the city's South Chicago neighborhood and accidentally shot himself is due in court Thursday. Kevin Collins, 25, is a convicted felon. He was charged Wednesday with several felonies after his son, Kavan Collins, shot himself in the index finger around 6:20 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 21

'He thinks he needs a gun for protection': 5-year-old struck by a bullet for second time in two years

The shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said, after the boy found the gun under his father’s mattress.

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That incident happened June 28, 2016, in the 6400 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Police said Kavan and his family heard fireworks, followed by gunshots.

    'He thinks he needs a gun for protection': 5-year-old shot by stray bullet last year accidentally shoots self in hand
    An hour before surgery on his hand Wednesday afternoon, 5-year-old Kavan Collins climbed on tables and slid around in cotton socks on the hospital room's tile floor. Aside from the wrappings on his right hand, which protect the wound where he accidentally shot himself Tuesday evening, the boy looked healthy.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 21

'He thinks he needs a gun for protection': 5-year-old shot by stray bullet last year accidentally shoots self in hand

The shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said, after the boy found the gun under his father’s mattress.

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That incident happened June 28, 2016, in the 6400 block of South King Drive in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Police said Kavan and his family heard fireworks, followed by gunshots.

    'He thinks he needs a gun for protection': 5-year-old shot by stray bullet last year accidentally shoots self in hand
    An hour before surgery on his hand Wednesday afternoon, 5-year-old Kavan Collins climbed on tables and slid around in cotton socks on the hospital room's tile floor. Aside from the wrappings on his right hand, which protect the wound where he accidentally shot himself Tuesday evening, the boy looked healthy.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 21

Man Charged After Boy’s Accidental Shooting

The child was handling a gun and shot himself Tuesday evening at a residence in the 8100 block of South Coles and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with a hand injury, police say. He was in good condition.

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Woman Attacked At Bucktown Convenience StoreA surveillance camera inside the convenience story at Milwaukee and Concord caught the encounter Tuesday morning.

    Man Charged After Boy's Accidental Shooting
    (CBS) - A convicted felon faces several charges following the accidental shooting of a 5-year-old boy earlier this week. The child was handling a gun and shot himself Tuesday evening at a residence in the 8100 block of South Coles and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital with a hand injury, police say.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 21

Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad charged

...the department.The child was in his father's bedroom in their home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, when police said he found the gun under...

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On June 28, 2016, Kavan was shot in the face by a stray bullet as he walked with his mother, brother and a family friend in the 6400-block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 9:10 p.m. Police and relatives said the group heard fireworks before they heard gunfire.

    Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad charged
    The father of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the hand in the city's South Chicago neighborhood has been charged. This is the second time Kavan Collins has suffered a gunshot wound in his short life.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 20

Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad arrested

...short life.The child was in his dad's bedroom in their home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, when police said he found the gun under...

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On June 28, 2016, Kavan was shot in the face by a stray bullet as he walked with his mother, brother and a family friend in the 6400-block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 9:10 p.m. Police and relatives said the group heard fireworks before they heard gunfire.

    Chicago boy, 5, shot for 2nd time in his life; dad arrested
    The father of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the hand in the city's South Chicago neighborhood has been arrested. This is the second time Kavan Collins has suffered a gunshot wound in his short life. The child was in his dad's bedroom in their home in the 8100-block of South Coles Avenue just before 6:30 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 20

5-year-old Chicago boy shot for second time in two years

Police say the latest shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue on the city’s South Side.

    5-year-old Chicago boy shot for second time in two years
    CHICAGO - Chicago police say a 5-year-old boy who was shot in the face in a drive-by shooting last year has accidentally shot himself in the hand. Police say the latest shooting happened about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday at a home in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue on the city's South Side.
    http://wgntv.com

Dec 20

5-Year-Old Boy Shot For 2nd Time In 18 Months

Police said Kavan managed to get his hands on a gun at his home at 81st and Coles around 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, when he shot himself in the hand.

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Police confirmed the 5-year-old was struck by a stray bullet in June 2016 while walking with his family and a friend near 64th and King. Police believe that shooting was gang-related.

    5-Year-Old Boy Shot For 2nd Time In 18 Months
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 5-year-old boy became the victim of gunfire for the second time in his life Tuesday night, when he accidentally shot himself in the hand. Kavan Collins also was struck in the face by a stray bullet last year.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 20

5-year-old injured after gun he was holding goes off

Police say the boy was holding a gun in a home near 81st and Coles when it went off in his hand Tuesday evening.

    5-year-old injured after gun he was holding goes off
    CHICAGO - A 5-year-old boy was wounded after the gun he was holding went off in his hand. Police say the boy was holding a gun in a home near 81st and Coles when it went off in his hand Tuesday evening. The child is being treated at the hospital and is in good condition.
    http://cltv.com

Dec 20

Dec 20

Boy, 5, wounded in accidental shooting: police

Earlier, police said he wasn't shot, only injured in the hand when the gun he was holding discharged about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue.

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The boy, 17, was walking in an alley in the 1700 block of West 89th Street in the Gresham neighborhood when a red sedan approached and someone inside fired shots at him, police said.

    Teen wounded in South Side shooting
    A teenage boy was shot in the arm on the South Side Tuesday morning, according to a Chicago police media alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 20

5-year-old injured after gun he was holding goes off

Police say the boy was holding a gun in a home near 81st and Coles when it went off in his hand Tuesday evening.

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    5-year-old injured after gun he was holding goes off
    CHICAGO - A 5-year-old boy was wounded after the gun he was holding went off in his hand. Police say the boy was holding a gun in a home near 81st and Coles when it went off in his hand Tuesday evening. The child is being treated at the hospital and is in good condition.
    http://wgntv.com

Dec 20

Boy, 5, Hurt In Accidental Shooting In South Chicago

The boy was initially thought to be shot when the gun went off about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles, Chicago Police said.

    Boy, 5, Hurt In Accidental Shooting In South Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 5-year-old boy is being treated for injuries he suffered when a gun discharged in his hand Tuesday night in the South Chicago neighborhood. The boy was initially thought to be shot when the gun went off about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles, Chicago Police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 20

Police: 5-year-old suffers gunshot wound to hand in South Chicago

...South Chicago neighborhood.The boy was hurt at about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles, police said.Police initially said paramedics determined the injury was not a gunshot wound but...

    Police: 5-year-old suffers gunshot wound to hand in South Chicago
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police said a 5-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to his hand Tuesday evening in the city's South Chicago neighborhood. The boy was hurt at about 6:20 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Coles, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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