Accidental shooting leaves teen, kids injured

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating after an accidental shooting inside a moving van left a teen and two kids injured.

According to Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, it happened around 9 p.m. Friday in the 1800 block of South Broadway.

Police say an 18-year-old man was playing with a handgun while traveling inside a van when the weapon went off.

The teen shot himself in the hand, an 12-year-old boy in the leg, and an 11-year-old boy in the hand.

Woodrow says all three were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At this time, police say a 42-year-old man was driving the van, but do not know how many people were riding inside.

Woodrow says charges against the 18-year-old man are pending.

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