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01 March 2024

Police say adult, not child shot man while playing with gun

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By 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. However, 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.