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3-year-old in south Kansas City dies from accidental gunshot wound

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Posted at 6:41 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 19:41:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 3-year-old died from an accidental gunshot wound Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri.

KCPD officers were called to respond shortly after 12:30 p.m. to a residence in the 11300 block of Calico Drive in south Kansas City.

While en route to the Calico Farms, dispatch advised that the mother had taken the child to a local hospital.

Additional officers met the mother at the hospital, where the child was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound.

Officers responding to the initial call made contact at the residence with an adult male and a 2-month-old child.

The investigation revealed that an adult male and female were at the residence with the two children when the 3-year-old got a hold of an unsecured firearm and accidentally shot himself.

The toddler is the second juvenile to die in Kansas City this week from an accidental shooting.

A 14-year-old died Tuesday after an accidental shooting at the Vivion Oaks Apartments near Northeast 50th Terrace and North Oak Trafficway.