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Labette County sheriff's office investigating shooting that injured a 4-year-old; believed to be accidental

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NEWS RELEASE FROM THE LABETTE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

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On March 31, 2014 at 22:26 hrs, 911 Dispatch received a report of an adult and a a child arriving at Labette Health Hospital, both with gunshot wounds to their hands.

Upon law enforcement responding to Labette Health, officers determined the incident occurred at a residence, located at 1845 24000 Road (east of Parsons). An adult male, 31 years of age, sustained minor injuries to his hand caused by a single gunshot wound. A boy, 4 years of age, sustained serious injuries to his hand, also caused by a single gunshot wound.

Following his treatment and release, the adult was taken into custody due to outstanding warrants from Jasper County, Missouri with additional criminal charges expected to be filed related to this incident. The child has been transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

The incident, believed to be accidental in nature, remains under investigation by the Labette County Sheriff's Office.

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