5-year-old child shot in leg in Kansas City, Missouri

5-year-old child shot in leg in KCMO
5-year-old child shot in leg in KCMO
Posted at 8:12 PM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 07:05:27-04

A 5-year-old boy was shot in the leg in Kansas City, Missouri, Tuesday night.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Denver Avenue on a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a child in a residence who had been shot. 

The child, who family said is named Joel, was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Artemio Sanchez, the child's grandfather, said Joel was standing along the bed playing on his tablet when the gunfire broke out. The boy's 3-year-old brother was also in the room but wasn't hurt.

Bullets pierced the back and side of the home. No one else inside the residence was injured.

Police said there is no suspect information at this time.

If you have information on this shooting you are asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.



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