Boy dies after shooting in NW Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) UPDATE: The Maize School District confirms the boy was a student at Maize Middle School. Counselors are available for students and staff who need to talk with them.
Wichita police now a say they are investigating to determine if a shooting that left a 12-year-old boy dead in northwest Wichita was accidental or a suicide.

It happened a little after 6 p.m. on Tuesday at a home in the 9700 block of W. Westlawn.

Police say the boy's father walked into his bedroom closet and found the boy with a gunshot wound to his upper body or head. The boy was taken to a Wichita hospital where he died.

Police say a handgun caused the self-inflicted wound.