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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Child shot in Mission; nearby school temporarily placed on lock down.

Posted: April 16, 2013 - 11:19am
Updated: April 17, 2013 - 12:24am


Mission Police say the teenager and the victim are cousins. The 6-year-old victim is expected to recover from her injuries. Police continue to investigate why the teenager had a handgun.

Police say the case will be forwarded to the Johnson County District Attorney's office who will decide if any charges are filed.

Original report:

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Scene in red, suspect last seen at address in blue.
Authorities confirm to Operation 100 News that a child was shot by a teenager in Mission this morning.

The incident occurred in the 6000 block of Martway shortly after 11 a.m.. The child is said to be in serious condition.

Initial reports indicate the shooting to be accidental in nature and that the firearm was recovered and secured at the scene.

A source familiar with the incident tells Operation 100 News that Shawnee Mission Horizons High School, located at Johnson Drive and Lamar, was placed on lock down as a precaution. That lock down was lifted before 12:15 p.m..

Mission Police quickly established a perimeter in the area and used a K-9 from the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department to search the area for the suspect. Multiple agencies assisted Mission Police with the search for the 14-year-old suspect. The immediate searches of the area ended without a suspect being located. He was located and taken into custody at 12:10 p.m., just a short distance from the scene

The child victim is said to a 6-year-old girl, with a single gunshot wound to the lower leg. She has been transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

The suspect is described as a 14-year-old, Hispanic male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and possibly did not have shoes. Again, he was apprehended just after 12:10 p.m. a short distance from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mission Police at 913-676-8300 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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