Girl Jumps on Bed, Shot After Gun Under Mattress Fires

| by Michael Allen

In Chicago, Illinois, an unnamed 5-year-old girl, who was jumping on a bed, was injured by a bullet on Saturday when a gun beneath the mattress went off.

Police said accident happened at about 12:22 a.m. on Saturday. The girl sustained a wound to the ankle and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, the Chicago Fire Department said.

No condition report was available, but it was presumed that she would recover.