Police Investigating After 8-Year-Old Shoots 10-Year-Old Relative

The 10-year-old was taken in "guarded condition" to a local hospital.

Chicago police are investigating after an 8-year-old child shot a 10-year-old relative Thursday morning. 

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the city's South Side Brainerd neighborhood around 9 a.m., according to a Police News Affairs spokeswoman. The 10-year-old was described as being transferred in "guarded condition" to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the side.  

Police did not specify the gender of each child involved, nor their relationship to one another, citing privacy of the children and the ongoing nature of the investigation. 

Officials believe the shooting to be accidental. 

Less than one month ago, a 6-year-old on Chicago's West Side fatally shot his 3-year-old brother with a gun found in their home. The boys' father was charged with felony child endangerment