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Felon charged after brother accidentally shoots himself in gun dispute

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An Englewood man has been charged after his teenage brother accidentally shot himself in a dispute over the man’s gun in their South Side home.

Patrick Robinson, 19, of the 6500 block of South Lowe Avenue, was charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Police said Robinson was trying to take his gun back from his 15-year-old brother, who had his hand on the trigger, and the gun fired.

The 15-year-old was wounded in the back and hand about 12:35 p.m. Thursday, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. He was initially taken in serious condition to the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs.

Because the shooting was accidental, Robinson was not charged with aggravated battery but he was charged with owning the gun, police said.

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