A man is being questioned after apparently shooting himself in the ear this morning as he was battering his girlfriend in the South Shore neighborhood.
The incident happened on the 7800 block of South Cregier Avenue at about 5
When police arrived they found the 43-year-old man with a gunshot wound to
his ear and they also found a 57-year-old woman who had been beaten.
Police said the man was battering the woman with his fists when he allegedly
grabbed a gun and threatened to shot his girlfriend. As the two continued to
struggle, the gun discharged and struck the man in the ear.
The woman was taken to Jackson Park Hospital for non-life threatening
injuries where her condition had stabilized.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr., hospital of Cook County where he
was treated and released this morning.