WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say they've arrested a teen who injured 7-year-old Wichita girl while was firing a handgun in a backyard next door.
KAKE-TV reports that responding officers found the girl had a minor injury to one of her fingers. The girl was playing in her backyard when she heard two loud bangs and a projectile struck her finger.
Police spokesman Charley Davidson says a 16-year-old boy was booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, obstruction and an outstanding warrant.
Police believe he was shooting at some type of target when the girl was struck.
Davidson says the teen did not live at the home.