ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has been flown to a hospital with an abdominal wound after an apparent accidental shooting in an Atchison home.
The Atchison Globe reports that the authorities responded Tuesday after the boys mother reported that her son had discovered a gun in the residence, picked it up, and began handling it. The gun went off as he was handling it.
Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said further details on how the boy came to find the gun and who it belongs to cant be discussed at this time pending an investigation. Wilson says the cause of the discharge appears to be accidental.
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