13-year-old Isaiah M. was hanging out with two friends who were playing with a handgun when the gun went off, fatally striking Isaiah in the head. According to a minister in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, guns are a constant problem for teens. "They have easy access to guns and nothing to do," he said.
On the Northwest side of Chicago, 17-year-old Damien C. died after he was shot in the head. He and a friend were playing with the gun when it discharged. It was not clear if the victim or someone else was holding the weapon at the time. The gun was recovered at the scene.