3-year-old dies after accidentally shot by 6-year-old brother, father charged

CHICAGO -- Chicago police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being accidentally shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother and their father has been charged.

Police said Michael Santiago's 6-year-old son found a loaded revolver on top of a refrigerator in their home in the 1000 block of North Francisco Avenue around 9:05 p.m. Saturday.

Police say he accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.

A family member rushed the 3-year-old boy to a local hospital. He was transferred to another hospital where he later died.

The medical examiner's office identified the boy as Eian H. Santiago.

Police say the father knowingly stored the loaded revolver on top of a refrigerator where children could access it.

Santiago, 25, was charged with felony child endangerment causing death. He is due in bond court on Sunday.
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