Teen arrested in shooting of 9-year-old Kansas boy, sheriff's office says
TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection to a shooting that wounded a 9-year-old boy in Topeka.
According to the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, the teen turned himself in Monday evening. The sheriff's office said in a release that the teen was involved in a shooting on Sunday. The victim was shot in the leg and was stable at the hospital as of late Monday morning.
The suspect faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied dwelling and criminal damage to property.
A 9-year-old boy is being treated for his injuries after a shooting Sunday evening.
The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office received a call around 8:40 p.m. of gunshots to a home in the 6700 block of Southwest Greencastle Drive in Topeka. When police arrived, they found a 9-year-old boy that had been shot in the left leg. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and was in stable condition. Authorities say there were three adults and five juveniles in the home at the time of the shooting.
After shooting at the home, police say two suspects fled, got into a car nearby and left the scene.
The incident is still under investigation.