On Thursday, April 6, 2023 at approximately 9:00 PM, Calumet City Police and Fire Personnel responded to a residence in the 200 block of Paxton for the report of a child shot, according to Calumet City Police.
Officers arrived on scene and located a 5 year old child with a gunshot wound and immediately began performing life saving measures. The child was transported to a local trauma center where he was later pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a gun was discharged within the residence. Calumet City Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident.