Jesus Take The Wheel! 5 Year-Old Chicago Boy Accidentally Shot To Death By Twin Brother

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Babies, Jesus Take The Wheel, News

Jonathan Jackson

This is so sad. A Chicago family is in mourning, as one of a set of five-year-old twins suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the abdomen at the hands of his brother.

Five-year-old Jonathan and his twin brother had just been given their baths and were playing in their room, about to settle down for the night before their first day in kindergarten.

Then a shot rang out.

Jonathan’s brother ran from the room in his pajamas, followed by Jonathan who was crawling and bleeding from his stomach, relatives say.

Jonathan was rushed by ambulance from his two-flat in the 700 block of South California to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:07 p.m. Monday from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He would have turned 6 next month.
Relatives said the boys, who were nearly identical and inseparable, had been playing when they found the gun. They believe Jonathan was shot by his brother.

“They were in the house playing cops and robbers and found the little gun,” said an aunt of the twins, Tameka Patterson. “It’s really sad, that’s my love, that’s my heart. They’re babies, they didn’t know any better. He’s in heaven right now.”

She called the boy’s death “a straight accident.”

At the home this morning, Jonathan’s great-uncle Bruce Prince said relatives were in other parts of the home — a great-grandmother who is bedridden was in her room, their grandmother was in the kitchen and their mother was on the porch.

Then everyone heard a single gunshot.

The other twin “ran out of the room and Jonathan crawled out,” Prince said.

Prince described the brothers as inseparable, playing mostly with each other even when other children were around.

Jonathan was the older by two minutes and 39 seconds, but he carried himself like the much older sibling. He learned to tie his shoes first and helped his brother learn to tie his.

Today was to be the boys’ first day of kindergarten at King Elementary School, a few blocks away, Prince said.

It was not known who owned the gun or where it had been kept in the apartment. The shooting was under investigation by Harrison Area detectives.

Jonathan’s brother has been put in the care of relatives while the Department of Children and Family Services looks into the case, agency spokesman Jimmie Whitelow said. The agency had no prior contact with the family, he said.

What a terrible tragedy. That poor surviving boy will probably feel the loss of his brother for the rest of his life. So sad.




  • zee

    This is horrible…..

  • aaaaa

    proofread plz !

  • shut the fu*ck up


    is full of just dread



  • JolieCoeur

    Handsome little dude :(, rest in peace.

  • Mabel

    Beyond sad. If you need a weapon why not spend the extra money for appropriate storage especially in a family home? There is no excuse for storing guns in drawers or shelves with kids in the home, kids have a way of finding everything hidden. Get a safe and keep it locked!!

  • amyee81

    That little boy is gonna therapy for the rest of his life. He will be in my prayers. Blessing be upon the deceased twin, amen.

  • Kristina

    Very sad, he was such a cutie pie.

  • Ms.Drizzy

    this is why people should not have guns in the house with children ! R.I.P

  • mimi3180

    Wow this sooo sad i live in the burbs of chicago.. and just to keep hearing stuff like this really saddens me .. i can only express my deepest sympathy to this poor lil child who really doesn’t even know what’s going on… except his brother is no longer here… parents why oh why was there a gun in the house.. we have to better people please keep the weapons out of our children’s reach…Remember we must continue to keep the faith may GOD bless you and keep you

  • idonkollo

    I agree with Tasha, the parents should be held fully accountable because 1) It wasn’t mentioned that the weapon was legally owned & 2) Even if it was legally owned, which i doubt it was, how come your kids have access to it?

  • auntdoggandauntfail

    very irresponsible

  • REALLY?????

    This makes me want to throw up!!!
    I am so tired of kids having kids…

  • TMoney253

    More black on black violence. No surprise. Next.

  • martika pender

    this very sad

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