RIVER GROVE, Ill. (WLS) -- River Grove police said a child has died after being accidentally shot by another child in a household.
Police said they were called to a home in the 2400 block of West Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday for a report of a child shot. When they arrived, they found a child severely injured after being accidentally shot by another child in the home.
The father of the child who was shot said he was outside at the time of the shooting, but another child told him it had happened. He immediately called 911.
Police said the father holds a valid FOID card and concealed carry license, and is cooperating investigation. According to police, the father told him he owned the gun and claimed it was stored on a high shelf in a closet.
"If you got a weapon in your house keep it safe, get a safe, lock it up. If you got kids, don't allow them to see it and pick it up and cause a major disaster like what's happened because this something hard for you to recover from," said neighbor Antonio Rios.
The child was taken to a hospital for treatment where they died. Police have not released any details about the children or adults involved, including ages, genders and their relationship with each other outside the fact that the gun owner is the father of the child killed.
An investigation by the West Suburban Major Crime Task Force is ongoing. No further information has been released.