Man killed while playing video games in apparent accidental shooting


A man is dead after an apparent accidental shooting in a Northwest Side apartment complex.

Police say they were called to the apartment off Oakdell Way around 3 p.m., which is near Babcock and Eckhert Road.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was pronounced deceased at the scene, suffering an apparent gunshot wound to his stomach area.

We’re told a witness, another man in his 20’s who appears to live in the apartment, is cooperating with police.

This person, who is described as a person of interest, has told officers the two were playing a video game when something happened, ending in the shooting.

Officers would not tell us whether the roommate shot the victim and would not say what happened before the shooting.

“We have a person that is dead and a person that is willing to give us information, who did what, that is going to be a part of the investigation,” SAPD Spokesperson Alisia Pruneda said.


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