SEDGWICK COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accidental shooting that left a 9-year-old boy dead.
Just before 8:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to a shooting at a residence in the 2200 block of east MacArthur in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davidson. Upon arrival, officers located a 9-year-old boy who had sustained a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead the scene.
The investigation revealed five juveniles between 9-years-old and 16-years-old were at the home at the time of the incident. The 9-year-old boy was visiting his 11-year-old friend who lived at the home. The two boys were able to manipulate a gun safe open in a bedroom and began playing with guns inside. Through the investigation it is believed, the 11-year-old boy was playing with a gun when it discharged.
The investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 9-year-old boy died in a shooting at a mobile home park.
Police spokesman Charley Davidson says three children who lived at the home and two of their friends were in the home when the boy was shot Monday morning.
The boy was one of the friends visiting the family.
No further information was immediately available.
Investigators remain at the scene.U