Teenager dies in accidental shooting inside Northland home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A teenage boy has died from an apparently accidental shooting in the Northland. Police sources tell FOX 4 the shooting happened on Monday night inside a home near North Flora and Northeast 80th Street.

Police haven’t given many details about what exactly happened inside the home. A spokesperson says around 10 p.m., officers were called to the home to investigate a disturbance.

When officers arrived, they learned that a teenager who lives in the home accidentally shot another teenage boy who was apparently staying with the family. Sources say the victim may have been 16 years old.

Neighbors say they heard one gunshot ring out from the house.

“From a couple of neighbors, we heard that they saw a lot of police cars. They saw the parents were in separate police vehicles. It`s every parent`s worst nightmare to hear of an accidental shooting, especially when there`s children involved, very tragic,” said one woman who lives nearby.

Neighbors also say they saw police take the parents and their teenage sons away in separate cars. As of now, no one has been arrested or charged in connection with the shooting.


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