CHICAGO - A Southwest Side alderman accidentally shot himself Monday afternoon in the Ashburn neighborhood, the Sun-Times has learned.
Ald. Derrick Curtis (18th) suffered a gunshot wound to his wrist around noon while cleaning his gun in the 8200 block of South Christiana Avenue, according to a Chicago police alert.
Curtis was taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition, the alert states.
Ald. Derrick Curtis
A police spokesperson wouldn’t confirm that Curtis had been shot because the department doesn’t publicly identify victims.