Man hurt in accidental shooting in south Wichita

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Wichita police say a man accidentally shot another person while playing with a 5-year-old boy and what they thought was a toy gun.

Officers responded at around 8:20 p.m. Monday to the report of a shooting in the 1400 block of East Pike, near Lincoln and Hydraulic. The homeowner told them she heard a gunshot and saw a 35-year-old man in the house with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officer Charley Davidson said the child was playing with toy guns in the house and a 24-year-old man began playing with the boy. 

"At one point the male switched guns with the boy," Officer Davidson said. "The male thought the gun was a toy and it fired striking the male in the leg."

He said the man was holding the gun when it fired. Additional information was not provided.

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