Monday Was First Day Of 2019 Without Shootings Reported In Chicago

January 15, 2019 - 6:45 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Monday marked Chicago’s first day in 2019 without any reported gun violence.

However, two people did suffer self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to Chicago police.

A 38-year-old-man accidentally shot himself while cleaning a relative’s handgun on the Far South Side, police said.

The other, a 15-year-old boy, had a gun he was hiding discharge during a weapons check in Rogers Park, police said. He had allegedly been shoplifting.

On Sunday, three people were wounded by citywide gun violence, none fatally.

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