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Olathe teen is injured in accidental shooting

Olathe police responded to what they said was an accidental shooting Wednesday. They said a 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm by another teen, but the injury was not life-threatening.
Olathe police responded to what they said was an accidental shooting Wednesday. They said a 14-year-old boy was shot in the arm by another teen, but the injury was not life-threatening. The Kansas City Star

A 14-year-old boy in Olathe suffered a gunshot wound Wednesday in what police called an accidental shooting.

Police responded to the incident about 5 p.m. in the 600 block of East Welston Avenue. A male teen had been wounded in the upper arm by a bullet from a .22-caliber rifle fired by another teen, according to police.

Investigators believed the shooting was unintentional and the injury was not life-threatening.

The injured teen called to report his own injury, police said, and was taken to a hospital.

The investigation continued Wednesday.

Ian Cummings, icummings@kcstar.com

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