Police said a 4-year-old Wichita boy was hospitalized in critical condition after he was accidentally shot in the head with his father’s pistol.
Captain Jason Stevens said the boy climbed over some objects to get to the gun on a shelf Saturday night at the family home in South Wichita.
Stephens said the boy was hit in the head when he “accidentally fired one bullet and injured himself.”
He said the gun was not in a safe place and it was not safe to keep it from firing.
Police continue to investigate. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office will determine whether any criminal charges are to be brought.