WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 12-year-old Wichita boy is in protective custody after police say his father tried to remove a BB from his skull with a utility knife.
No charges have been filed, but The Wichita Eagle reports police want to know why the 57-year-old father waited a day before taking the boy to a hospital.
A police spokesman says the boy accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with a BB gun Wednesday.
The father's attempt to dig the BB out with a knife was unsuccessful, and he took the boy to Via Christi Hospital about 24 hours later. Police say the injury is not life-threatening, and the boy was taken into protective custody after leaving the hospital.
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