4-year-old burn victim dies

October 26, 2009 3:12:36 PM PDT
A 4-year-old Chicago boy has died 12 days after he was burned while playing with a lighter. It happened on October 13 at a home in the 2900-block of West Fillmore.

Police say Thomas McGowan was playing with the lighter at his home when his shirt caught fire.

His mother tried to extinguish the flames but McGowan suffered burns over 40 percent of his body.


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