Police investigate an accidental shooting in the 800 block of South McAlister Avenue in Waukegan that left a juvenile injured Friday evening. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A teenager was transported to the hospital after he accidentally shot himself at a residence in Waukegan over the weekend, police said.

The Waukegan Police Department and Waukegan Fire Department responded around 10:05 p.m. Friday to the 800 block of South McAlister Avenue for a report of a shooting.

Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said Tuesday that officers arrived to find a juvenile who had been shot.

They learned the male juvenile, who is in his teenage years, shot himself by accident.

Police investigate an accidental shooting in the 800 block of South McAlister Avenue in Waukegan that left a juvenile injured Friday evening. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A tourniquet was applied before paramedics arrived. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Chastain said the boy’s injuries were non-life-threatening and he has since been released from the hospital.

Detectives are working to put together a case and will screen the case with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for charges.

Chastain said it was unclear whether the gun belonged to the boy or someone else in the home.

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In August, a 15-year-old boy was shot on the same block after multiple gunmen opened fire.