A young Chicago man is facing charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm after accidentally shooting a 14-year-old girl in her home, ABC 7 Chicago reports. 

The 17-year-old reportedly turned himself in Wednesday after community activist Andrew Holmes spoke to the young man's grandmother and convinced him to go to the police. 


"I let him know your life is not over. You can go through this process and put things behind you and get on with your future just as well as the young lady that's in the hospital. I hope she has a speedy recovery because she has a bright future ahead of her, too," Holmes said.

The teen was reportedly showing the girl the handgun at her home when the firearm went off around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was shot in the chest and neck and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition but was ultimately stabilized.

He is scheduled to appear in juvenile court Thursday.

Read more at ABC 7 Chicago.