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Police investigate death of 3-year-old as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot

Kansas City police officers responding to a reported stabbing found a 3-year-old with a gunshot wound. The child later died.
Kansas City police officers responding to a reported stabbing found a 3-year-old with a gunshot wound. The child later died. The Wichita Eagle

A 3-year-old girl mortally wounded Wednesday at a residence near 31st Street and Spruce Avenue appears to have died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot, police said.

Kansas City police officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to a reported stabbing and found the injured child. The child was transported to a hospital and died.

No other details were available.

Family members at the home declined to talk with a Star reporter Thursday.

Several other children and adults were at the residence at the time of the shooting. Several persons were later interviewed by investigators. No arrests have been made.

The investigation continued on Thursday.

Glenn E. Rice grice@kcstar.com and Ian Cummings, icummings@kcstar.com

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