A 3-year-old boy suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head early Thursday in north suburban Waukegan, police said.
Officers responded about 3 a.m. to a 911 call about a child shot in a home in the 1100 block of Greenfield Avenue, according to a statement from Waukegan police.
When officers arrived they found the boy with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Detectives from the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division believe the incident was an accident. Additional information was not immediately available.