Stray bullet strikes one-year-old in the leg as shots were fired in KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A one-year-old child is in the hospital Wednesday recovering after a stray bullet struck them in the leg.

KCK police were called around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to a home near 13th Street and Ridge Avenue.

Police said someone fired shots at the home, and a stray bullet hit the child. The child is expected to make a full recovery. Several other people were inside the home at the time, but they were not injured.

It's unclear whether the home was the intended target. Police have not released any suspect information at this time.

The toddler's father was arrested at the scene. Police said he is connected to gang activity.

KCK police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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