Boy, 13, dies after being shot in the head

CHICAGO -- A 13-year-old boy died Saturday afternoon after he was shot in the head in the Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said.

The boy -- identified as Deon Williams -- was transported in serious condition to Comer Children's Hospital, but later pronounced dead, police said shortly before 5 p.m.

Preliminary reports from Chicago police indicate that the weapon accidentally discharged while two teens, including the victim, were playing with it.

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A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head Saturday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said.



Williams' sisters said the gun was brought into the house by a friend of their brother and it was the friend who was in possession of the gun when it discharged.

The incident occurred at about 3 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street on the city's South Side.

No one was in custody.

Chicago police are investigating.
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