Two-Year Old in Critical Condition After Suffering Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Joliet Police have told WJOL News that a 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. On Tuesday afternoon, Joliet Police were called to the 300 block of Comstock Street. Officers found the child inside the residence and immediately began performing  lifesaving measures.

The boy was transported to Ascension Saint Joseph  by the Joliet Fire Department where the child remains in critical condition. The child was later airlifted to Lurie Children’s Hospital. It appears that the incident occurred after the child found an unsecured handgun in a bedroom.

During the course of this investigation, Joliet Police Detectives determined that the 2-year-oldchild appeared to have shot himself in the face after accessing an unsecured and loaded handgun
in a bedroom of the residence. The child’s mother was present in the home and was caring for another child at the time of the incident. The victim’s mother is cooperating with the

Joliet Police Detectives continue to investigate this incident, at this hour. Further information regarding the victim’s condition and this investigation will be provided once it becomes available.