WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say a 26-year-old man has been arrested after a 5-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the head with a pellet gun.
Wichita police Lt. Doug Nolte says the man's 4-year-old son picked up the pellet gun and pulled the trigger on Sunday. A pellet penetrated the 5-year-old's skull.
The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/12IAJyo ) the victim was taken off a ventilator Monday because he is showing signs of being able to breathe on his own.
Nolte says the father of the shooter left the pump-action pellet gun a on a table after returning home from hunting.
The father was arrested on suspicion of offenses that include aggravated child endangerment and obstructing arrest.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com