Wichita 5-Year-Old Injured In Accidental Shooting

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

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

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