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13-year-old Wichita boy dies after shooting at home

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-30 17:00:48-05

WICHITA, Kan. — A 13-year-old Wichita child who was injured during an apparently accidental shooting has died, police said.

The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Monday as the child and a 16-year-old were playing with a gun that went off, police said.

Police believe the shooting was accidental but the investigation is continuing, police Lt. Jeff Gilmore said Tuesday,

Emergency responders found the 13-year-old critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head when they arrived at the home in south Wichita.

Gilmore said adults were at home at the time of the shooting but were not aware a weapon had been brought into the house.