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Police: boy accidentally shot in the leg in southeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita Police say a 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the leg Tuesday night. It happened around 9:15 p.m. at a home in the 700 block of South Fountain.

Police say a friend of the boy’s father accidentally shot the boy in the leg. WPD reports that the suspect, a 36-year-old, was showing the child the gun when it accidentally discharged.

“The suspect admitted to accidentally discharging his firearm inside of a residence,” said Sgt. Nikki Woodrow, with the Wichita Police Department. “The victim is expected to make a full recovery, and the suspect was arrested and booked for aggravated battery.”

The boy was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle and at last report Wednesday, was in fair condition.