Teen boy in critical condition after shooting - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE

Teen boy in critical condition after shooting

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. at 4215 Virginia Ave. The shooting happened about 5 p.m. at 4215 Virginia Ave.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A 14-year-old boy was rushed to Children's Mercy Hospital on Saturday evening after shots rang out.

Kansas City police say his injuries were life-threatening, but his shooting may have been an accident.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. at 4215 Virginia Ave. It was the shot heard round the neighborhood, and nearby residents, like Andrew Forde, came to investigate.

"We were sitting back up there at 42nd and Tracy on the patio, when we heard one gunshot. So my friend said, 'let's walk around here,'" Forde said.

The woman who called the police says she saw a group of high school age kids playing in the street. She says the boy who was shot cried out.

Forde says he didn't know anyone involved.

"They ain't got no business there, whatever they are doing," he said.

Police held another teenaged boy for nearly two hours before releasing him to his family. An officer on scene told KCTV5 News that the shooting was possibly an accident. Even so, neighbors, like Forde, are feeling a little shaken up.

However, police say there is no danger to the public, and that if investigators determine that the shooing was an accident, it is unlikely there will be criminal charges.

Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • UPDATE: Two dead in early morning Lee fire

    UPDATE: Two dead in early morning Lee fire

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:27:51 GMT
    One person was in the yard, and two were inside (Source: WALB)One person was in the yard, and two were inside (Source: WALB)

    Lee County Fire Chief David Forrester said there were two people in the home, and they saw one person in the front yard.  Two people in the home were transported to Phoebe Putney.

    More >>

    Lee County Fire Chief David Forrester said there were two people in the home, and they saw one person in the front yard.  Two people in the home were transported to Phoebe Putney.

    More >>
  • President Carter to be honored at GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    President Carter to be honored at GSW Presidential Plaza dedication

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:26:12 GMT

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>

    Dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University's "Presidential Plaza"  is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Wheatley Administration Building Lawn, on the Georgia Southwestern State campus in Americus. This new area on campus serves as the centerpiece to the University's signature entrance.  The west or front side of the plaza features a set of planted hedges that spell "GSW." The east or plaza side includes a mounted hand signature in cement from Pre...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly