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Police: 5-Year-Old Chicago Twin Shot To Death

CHICAGO (AP) - Police say a 5-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed while playing with a gun he and his twin brother found.

Jonathan Jackson died less than an hour after being shot in the stomach in his family home Monday night. Jonathan and his twin brother were to have started kindergarten on Tuesday.

Police say they believe the shooting was accidental but are still trying to determine the sequence of events that led up to it. They don't know if the boy shot himself or if his brother shot him.

The boys' great uncle, Bruce Prince, says the gun belonged to a relative and that he doesn't know how the boys came across it.

Police are investigating the handgun's ownership.
    

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