Man dies after accidental shooting in Park City


PARK CITY, Kansas — A man died early Saturday morning after suffering a gunshot wound to his stomach Friday night.

Eloy Portillo-Meza, 36, of Denver, was rushed to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition at about 9 p.m. Friday, according to Park City Police Chief Phil Bostian.

He died at about 12:20 a.m. the next morning.

Portillo-Meza was in town visiting a friend in the 1600 block of East Gary, when his friend was showing him a .22 caliber Magnum revolver. That’s when his friend, thinking the gun was empty, accidentally shot Portillo-Meza in the stomach, Bostian said.

The friend was questioned and released by police.

It is not yet clear whether charges will be filed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus