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12-year-old Dies in Likely Accidental Shooting

As a result of what police are calling an accidental shooting, a 12-year-old died early Sunday evening.

Police believe Johnny Maldonado, of the 5800 block of South St. Louis Ave, shot himself in the head on the 3500 block of West 57th Place.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at 5:43 PM at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The investigation in ongoing, and police are still looking in to how the boy came to be in possession of the gun.