Boy, 10, described as ‘great kid’ shot in Platte County home; condition is critical

FERRELVIEW, Mo. -- A young boy is fighting for his life Thursday night after being shot inside his home in Platte County.

Platte County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeffrey Shanks said deputies were called to a home on 6th Street in Ferrelview about the reported shooting just after 5 p.m.

A boy under the age of 10 has been taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, he said.

There were at least five people, at least one of which was an adult, inside the home at the time of the shooting. Everyone in the home is being questioned by police, he said.

Shanks said it appears the child was shot with a handgun, but he would not comment on who investigators believe committed the shooting or where the child was shot.

Fox 4 talked with a neighbor who goes to church with the family.

"I walked down a little bit and saw they had stopped in front of (their) home," Brandy Doolen said. "Then when the ambulance left and there was no sirens and they were going slow, I knew something terrible had happened."