The father of a 5-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the hand in the city's South Chicago neighborhood is charged.
This the second time the child, Kavan Collins, has suffered a gunshot wound. The father, Kevin Collins, 25, is charged with one felony count of armed habitual criminal, one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon - possession of a firearm by a felon, one felony count of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, and six misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
Kavan was rushed to Comer Children's Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
According to ABC 7 News, On June 28, 2016, Kavan was shot in the face by a stray bullet as he walked with his mother, brother and a family friend in the 6400-block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 9:10 p.m. Police and relatives said the group heard fireworks before they heard gunfire.That bullet broke Kavan's jaw. He was transported in serious condition to Comer for treatment. He was only 4-years-old at the time.