Saturday, August 2, 2014

Another Witchita Kid Dead - No Arrests - Police Offer the Usual Advice

Local news reports

A 3-year-old boy has died after what apparently was an accidental shooting in a home in the 500 block of East Lincoln on Tuesday afternoon, Wichita police said.

Police said they believe the mother and her boyfriend were sleeping in the house when the 3-year-old located a handgun and accidentally shot himself in the chest, Lt. Dennis Wilson said.

It was the second time in three months that a Wichita child was shot to death at home. On April 30, a 19-month old boy died shortly after being shot in the chest after three young children found a gun.
On Tuesday, the mother and boyfriend woke up when the shot was fired around 5 p.m. and called 911. 

Four children – ages 3, 6, 7 and 8 – were in the house at the time, Wilson said. 

The boy was taken to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m., Wilson said. The boy’s mother was with him when he died.

No arrests have been made, police said. The boyfriend was still in custody answering police questions nearly two hours after the shooting

“My advice to parents is to lock up any type of firearm,” Wilson said.

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