Police: Accidental shooting kills 8-year-old Missouri boy

October 11, 2021 GMT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy has died in an accidental shooting in suburban Kansas City over the weekend, police said.

Police in Independence said the shooting happened early Saturday morning when officer were called to a home for reports of a shooting. Arriving officers found the boy shot and later reported that the child had died of his injuries.

Police have not released the boy’s name or any details about the shooting, other than to say it appeared to have been accidental.