Warmer Week/6-Year-Old Shoots Brother/Teachers Aide Stops Kidnapping

Warmer Week/6-Year-Old Shoots Brother/Teachers Aide Stops Kidnapping
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This morning is another cold one! But today we warm quickly and we'll see lots of sunshine! Our next weather maker isn't until Wednesday night with a chance of some rain but even that system might stay to our north. So enjoy the warmer weather for today, Tuesday and Wednesday!

MONDAY NIGHT:   Partly cloudy LOW: 47

TUESDAY:   Partly Cloudy. High: 70

CHICAGO (WBBM/CNN) - A 3-year-old child in Chicago is dead after his 6-year-old brother accidentally shot him in the head, police say. The boys' grandfather, Israel Lasalle, was home with 3-year-old Eian and his brother Saturday night when a noise echoed through their house. Lasalle said he didn't even know there was a gun in the house until he found his grandson shot. Lasalle said he heard a "pop," then saw Eian's 6-year-old brother running up the stairs. "...and he tells me that somebody shot his brother, and I told him, 'Well, who's going to shoot your brother? There's nobody down there.' But at the same time, I was running down the stairs with him, and I seen him laying on the floor in the kitchen." He rushed the boy to the hospital, but doctors couldn't save him. Chicago Police say the boys' father, Michael Santiago, had left a loaded handgun on top of the refrigerator. The 6-year-old got hold of it while the two boys were playing and shot and killed his 3-year-old brother. Lasalle said the older boy may not fully understand what happened. "There's not a safe place that you can put a gun where a kid can't reach it or can't find it," Lasalle said. "You know how kids are. They get into everything." Prosecutors say Santiago is a former gang member who obtained the gun illegally. His family says he was at work Saturday night when the shooting happened. He is now in jail, charged with child endangerment resulting in the death of his young son.

ANTIOCH, CA (KGO/CNN) - Sandra Ferguson said she feels like a "super-woman" after she was able to stop  the attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl. On Friday morning, Ferguson was driving to Sutter Elementary School, where she works as a teacher's aide, when she spotted one of her former students sitting in a truck with a middle-aged man. She looked scared. Ferguson sensed something was wrong, so she stopped. She asked the girl, "Is that your dad?" The girl replied, "No, he's my friend." "I said no he's not. He's not your friend," Ferguson told the girl. Her instincts kicked in. "I put my car in front of his car - I blocked him, and I told her, 'You get out of the car right now,'" Ferguson said.  The girl wasn't hurt. Ferguson called the police. She said the suspect made no attempt to run. Police arrested 51-year-old Santiago Salazar for kidnapping. Neighbors can't believe it happened. Sutter Elementary School Principal Debra Harrington said Ferguson was very brave. "Thankfully, she was  a guardian angel at that point in preventing something from happening," Harrington said. The girl's family has personally thanked Ferguson. "I'm glad she's safe - that's the main thing," she said. Police say the young girl did not know the suspect.

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