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5-year-old boy dies in shooting Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 11:44 PM, Apr 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-17 16:01:22-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 5-year-old boy died late Tuesday after a shooting at a residence in the 7400 block of East 51st Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

The residence is near Interstate 435 and Eastwood Trafficway.

KCMO police said they were called on a reported sound of shots. While en route, the call was upgraded to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers learned the boy was transported by family in a private vehicle to an area hospital. He was later declared deceased.

Officers detained a person on the scene for further investigation.

The preliminary investigation revealed the shooting appears to be accidental and appears to be self-inflicted.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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