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Dad charged after boy dies in apparent accidental shooting

CHICAGO — Authorities say a man is facing charges after his 3-year-old son died after apparently accidentally shooting himself in the head at a Chicago home.

Chicago police say 29-year-old Ronald Davis of Chicago is charged with endangerment leading to death and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. He’s scheduled to appear Tuesday in bond court. It wasn’t immediately known whether he had a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

Police say Davis left a loaded gun in a place where the child, identified as Mikah Davis, was able to access the weapon.

Police have said Mikah’s family told police they heard a gunshot Sunday afternoon while in another room at the home on the city’s South Side and found a gun near the boy.

The Associated Press