MISSION, Kansas (AP) – Police in northeast Kansas are trying to determine if the shooting of a 6-year-old girl by a 14-year-old cousin was accidental.
The girl was wounded Tuesday morning while she and the boy were in the lobby of a chiropractor’s office in Mission, a suburb of Kansas City.
Mission Police Capt. David Moloy says the girl was alert when she was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound in her leg.
Moloy says the teenager ran from the scene. He was taken into custody without incident about an hour later, less than a block away.
Police haven’t said who owned the gun used in the shooting or why it fired.