A 12-year-old Wichita boy was killed this week in what police are investigating as a possible accidental shooting.
During a media briefing Wednesday, Wichita Police Department spokesman Officer Charley Davidson says the boy’s father called 911 Tuesday evening after finding his son in a bedroom closet with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
The boy was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.
There was a 12-year-old girl in the home when the gun went off. She was not injured.
Davidson says the fatal injury appears to have been self-inflicted.
Investigators are working to determine whether the shooting was an accident or potentially a suicide.