Teen Boy Arrested After Injuring 7-Year-Old Kansas Girl While Playing With Handgun

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.

Source: Associated Press