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7-year-old boy shot in head while riding in car with mother in Kansas City

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A 7-year-old boy is expected to survive after he was struck in the head by a bullet Sunday night while riding in a car with his mother in Kansas City, according to police.

Police responded to the shooting just before 10 p.m. in the 5400 block of Garfield Avenue. The mother told police she and her son were driving to their home at 53rd Street and Garfield when she saw two men shooting at another person, according to the Kansas City Police Department.

One of the bullets struck the boy in the head. The child was rushed to Research Medical Center, where doctors removed a bullet fragment that had penetrated his skin on the boy’s head.

The injury is not considered life-threatening, police said.

No suspect information was released.

Anyone with information was asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.
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