1 injured in accidental shooting near downtown Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update 04/02/23 - A 72-year-old woman was injured during an accidental shooting Saturday evening near downtown Wichita, the Wichita Police Department said Sunday in a news release.
The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 200 block of S. Minneapolis Ave. The woman’s 11-year-old great-nephew was showing her a gun and accidentally fired it, WPD said. The bullet hit her in the face.
After the shooting, the great-nephew left the gun and and went to his home in the 1800 block of E. English.
He was taken into custody without incident. The firearm he had was reported stolen, WPD said.
The woman’s current condition is unknown.
Sedgwick County emergency communication dispatchers confirmed one person is seriously injured after a shooting in the 200 block of S. Minneapolis Ave.
Dispatch confirmed the call came in just after 7 p.m. The Wichita Police Department is now investigating.
12 News has a crew on the scene gathering more details.
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