Chicago-Two people were charged after a 1-year-old boy was shot in the head following a struggle between his parents inside their home.
Travis McCoy, 26, was charged on Wednesday with felony false alarm and complaint to 911 and one misdemeanor county of child endangerment. Adriana Smith, 28, was charged with felony obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence and one misdemeanor charged with child endangerment.
Police say the initial report from the child’s 26-year-old father was that the child was shot in the 800 block of West Leland Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Monday. He said he was the target of gunfire, but the boy was hit by mistake.
Police later stated no shooting ever occurred at that location. The initial story told to police was a lie.
Detectives said there was a physical struggle between the boy’s mother and father over a handgun. The gun went off and struck the 1-year-old, who is almost 2, in the head. The father took the boy to Weiss Hospital, where he was then transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital in serious condition.
McCoy and Smith were then taken into custody.