1 -year-old Chicago toddler shot in parents’ gun struggle

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FILE – Police officers at a crime scene. (NEXSTAR)

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Police say a 1-year-old boy whose father claimed had been shot in the head by a gunman outside their Chicago home was actually struck by a bullet as his parents struggled over a gun.

The shooting happened Monday night. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the child is listed in serious but stable condition.

The father told authorities that a gunman had shot the boy on a street nearby. Guglielmi says investigators determined Tuesday that the parents had been struggling over a gun inside their home when it discharged.

The parents are in custody but haven’t been charged.

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