Lawrence child injured in apparent accidental shooting at home

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — A child was seriously injured in an apparently accidental shooting at a Lawrence home on Friday night.

Child shot in Lawrence home. (Credit: WDAF)

Child shot in Lawrence home. (Credit: WDAF)

According to Lawrence Police, officers and rescue units responded to the home in the 6200 block of West 22nd Court shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, where they discovered a 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The child was taken to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his wounds, which doctors described as likely non-life threatening.

The incident is under investigation, but police say that it appears that the shooting was accidental.