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Two-year-old boy is seriously wounded in south Kansas City shooting

Police said the father told them they were on the front porch of their house in the 8700 block of East 114th Street when he heard gunfire and discovered his son had been shot. His wound was not considered life-threatening.
Police said the father told them they were on the front porch of their house in the 8700 block of East 114th Street when he heard gunfire and discovered his son had been shot. His wound was not considered life-threatening. KRT

A 2-year-old boy was in serious condition Friday after being shot in the midsection while on the front porch of a house in south Kansas City.

Police were called to Children’s Mercy Hospital about 4:15 p.m. The boy’s father had rushed his wounded son to the fire station at 6006 E. Red Bridge Road and then he was taken to the hospital. His wound was not considered life-threatening.

Police said the father told them they were on the front porch of their house in the 8700 block of East 114th Street when he heard gunfire and discovered his son had been shot.

The father told police he did not see where the shot came from. If it was a drive-by shooting, it would be at least the eighth time since the beginning of 2014 that a child in this area has been wounded by a drive-by shooter. Three of those children, a 7-month-old boy, a 6-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl, were killed.

Police had no suspect information. Anyone with information is asked to call the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477.

To reach Matt Campbell, call 816-234-4902 or send email to mcampbell@kcstar.com.

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