Park Ridge Teen Shot Himself With Gun Given as Christmas Present

A Chicago man was has been charged with reckless conduct after his son accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Police Lights
Police Lights
A Chicago man faces criminal charges after his son shot and injured himself with a gun that was given as a Christmas present, the Park Ridge Herald Advocate reported.

Joseph Streff, 52, was charged by Park Ridge police with reckless conduct for providing the gun to the teenager, the newspaper reported. The 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg on Jan. 6 and the injuries were not life threatening, the newspaper reported.

The shooting occurred in a home in the 2700 block of Mayfield, Park Ridge, and Park Ridge police did not release information until Monday, chicago.cbslocal.com reported. 

For more on this story click here.

Stay informed. Sign up to get Niles and Morton Grove news and alerts from Patch.com.

Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »