Teen Dies After West Topeka Shooting Last Thursday

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The 15 year-old boy who suffered life-threatening injuries in last Thursday's shooting in west Topeka has died, according to the Topeka Police Dept. The teen, who has not been identified, passed away on Saturday.

In a statement, released by police last Friday, they said the wounds were self-inflicted.

The boy was found in a construction area near 10th and Urish around 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning following reports of gunshots in the area.

The scene of the shooting is next to Wanamaker Elementary School and across the street from Fellowship Bible Church where the church is building a new parking lot. A pastor at the church told 13 news a person driving by the area heard several gunshots and drove to the church to ask for help.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the boy with a gunshot wound to the head and rushed him to a hospital.

Officers on the scene found several shell casings, and were taking photos of signs in the area. Police confirmed that he had been shooting signs in the area prior the incident.


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