Man allegedly shot himself and his 6-year-old son

February 13, 2010 4:27:45 PM PST
A father who accidentally shot himself and his 6-year-old son has now been charged. It happened Thursday afternoon in a building near Nelson and Rockwell streets in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.

The two were not seriously hurt.

Police said the 32-year-old father was holding a gun when it accidentally discharged. He was wounded in his hand, and his son suffered a graze wound to the head.

The father is charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct and was issued citations for weapons violations.