WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who thought he and a child were playing with toy guns accidentally shot another man in a Wichita home.
Wichita police initially said a child had fired the gun.
But on Tuesday afternoon officer Charlie Davidson said a 24-year-old man accidentally fired a shot that hit another man in the leg.
The Wichita Eagle reports several people were eating together Monday night at the home. Davidson said a 5-year-old boy was playing with guns when the 24-year-old started playing with him. Davidson said the man switched guns with the child and thought the gun he had was a toy. The man fired, hitting a 35-year-old man. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
No one else was injured.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a child has shot and wounded a man with a handgun that was left next to a pile of toy guns at a Wichita home.
Several friends and family were dining together Monday night when the child started playing with the handgun and a toy gun. Wichita police Sgt. Robert Henning says a man in his 20s who was sitting next to the child was hit by one round.
A dispatch supervisor says the victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Henning says it’s “lucky” the boy wasn’t shot. Police didn’t provide his exact age, saying only that he is younger than 10.
Police say the gun was legally owned and that there doesn’t appear to be any criminal activity.