Kansas teen in custody after girl, 6, shot

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.

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