Jun 22, 2022

Police: Kan. man fired gun that struck boy in another room

Posted Jun 22, 2022 11:00 PM

SEDGWICK COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a 10-year-old Kansas boy.

Just before 10p.m. Tuesday, police were dispatched to a shooting call at a home in the 3300 block of South Fern in Wichita, according to Officer Paul Cruz.

At the home, police contacted a 46-year-old man and a 10-year-old who had a gunshot wound to his leg.

EMS transported the boy to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Cruz.

The investigation revealed the 46-year-old was manipulating a gun when it fired. The round went through the wall and struck the 10-year-old who was in another room of the residence.

Police will present the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, according to Cruz.