2 Wichita children shot in hands while playing with gun

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WICHITA — A 26-year-old Wichita man has been arrested after two children, ages 2 and 4, arrived at Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph suffering from gunshot wounds to their hands.

Wichita police spokesman Charley Davidson said the children were playing with a handgun Tuesday when they were each injured.

Davidson said the 2-year-old was treated and placed in protective custody. The 4-year-old was still hospitalized Wednesday after surgery.

Davidson said Delano Wayne Rogers and the children’s 21-year-old mother were home while the children were playing with the gun.

Davidson said Rogers is a friend of the children’s mother. He drove the children and their mother to the hospital and left.

The Wichita Eagle reports Davidson said Rogers was arrested Tuesday at his home. The children’s mother has not been arrested.

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