Tuesday 16 January 2018

Child rushed to hospital after being shot by boy (7) at playground

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A young child was rushed to hospital after being shot by another child at a local playground.

Police said that a child, under the age of 10, was shot in Kansas, US, by a seven-year-old boy.

The child sustained life-threatening injuries and was in a critical condition after surgery, according to Fox News.

Police said it was "disturbing" that a seven-year-old child had access to a gun.

"If this doesn't help you understand the importance of placing your gun either in a safe, or placing a gun lock on your gun, then we don't know what will do it," Sergeant Kari Thompson told Fox News.

"We have had several instances of children in the past couple of years that have been shot by other juveniles just playing with guns. Guns that were not maintained. Guns that parents and/or guardians just left out without supervision."

Police have spoken to the seven-year-old boy and his mother and investigations are ongoing.

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