The sponsoring lawmakers said the events of this weekend underscore the timeliness of both of these news laws.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two children were accidentally shot over the New Year’s weekend – 9-year-old Jarvis Watts was killed in what family said was an accidental shooting inside a house in the South Side’s Brainerd neighborhood, while a 10-year-old boy as also shot in the face in Back of the Yards.

As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Monday, this happened as two different laws impacting guns storage just went into effect in Illinois.

One of the laws requires the state to develop a public awareness campaign on how to safely store your gun. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Illinois Department of Public Health are leading the charge – because they don’t want to see any more children accidentally ending up in the crosshairs.

Chicago Police hasn’t confirmed the details of the shooting that Jarvis’ life in a house in the 9400 block of South Wallace Street.

Source: Two children accidentally shot just as new gun safety laws take effect in Illinois

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