Charges pending against teen after Brainerd accidental shooting

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the knee in Chicago's Brainerd neighborhood overnight. Charges are pending against a 15-year-old boy.

The 14-year-old boy was holding a gun when it went off near West 92nd and South Throop streets around 12:50 a.m. Wednesday.

He was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. He is expected to recover.

A police source said the gun belonged to the older boy, and that they were playing with it inside his bedroom. When the younger boy accidentally shot himself, the 15-year-old hid the weapon. He was taken into custody and charges are pending against him.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.