A 3-year-old Joliet boy died Wednesday afternoon after a loaded handgun he was playing with went off in his home on the city's east side.In other news and I'll place this in a separate post, the DC gun ban has been struck down, if I find an article to that I'll post it as well. Of course that's not to turn this into a gun themed day.
The child, Julius Rogers, apparently was alone in the living room playing with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun around 12:40 p.m. when it fired a round that hit him in the head, said Joliet Police Chief Fred Hayes.
The boy's mother was in the kitchen at the time of the shooting, Hayes said.
Police Wednesday evening did not expect charges to be filed against the mother, Hayes said.