Child Remains in Hospital After Being Shot


MISSION, Kan. (AP) Police in a northeast Kansas town say a 3-year-old boy shot and wounded himself with a handgun his father had left unattended.

Mission police said the boy remained hospitalized in stable condition Friday, a day after the shooting in the father’s apartment.

Investigators said in a statement the father was preparing to clean his Glock 9mm handgun and left it unattended within the boy’s reach.

While the father’s back was turned, the boy pulled the gun toward himself. The gun discharged, sending a bullet through the child’s forearm, into his abdomen and out of his lower body.

No arrests have been made. Police said they would send their report to the Johnson County district attorney for a decision on filing charges.


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