8 wounded when shotgun discharges; 5 hurt in separate shooting incidents

Eight people, including four juveniles, were injured late Sunday night when a shotgun discharged while being handled at a central Kansas City residence.

An 11-year-old boy was seriously injured and underwent surgery for a chest wound from the single buckshot blast, according to Kansas City police, but he is expected to recover. All of the other injuries were not serious.

The shooting occurred about 9 p.m. Sunday at 33rd Street and Garfield Avenue and appeared to be accidental, according to police.

Kansas City assault squad detectives were also investigating two other overnight shooting incidents that wounded five other people.

A fight at a party early this morning resulted in two women and a man being shot in the 3000 block of Swope Parkway. None of those injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

Also on Monday morning two people were wounded in a shooting in the 5500 block of Wabash Avenue. Again, injuries were not considered life-threatening.