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6-year-old boy critically wounded in Wednesday night shooting in Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-18 15:48:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 6-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday night near East 33rd Street and Bales Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police said officers were in the area on a call and heard numerous gunshots near their location.

The officers found a boy lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the gunshots fired in the area of East 33rd Street and Bales Avenue struck the child.

This is the second shooting involving a child in less than 24 hours in KCMO.

A 5-year-old child died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday night at a house near Interstate 435 and Eastwood Trafficway.

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