Teen surrenders in KC after southwest Missouri girl shot in head

A 15-year-old boy is in custody after he turned himself in to police in Kansas City in the shooting of a 12-year-old girl.

The Polk County girl is hospitalized in critical condition in a Springfield hospital after being shot in the head Saturday evening. She is a sixth-grader in the Fair Play school district.

Polk County Sheriff Steve Bruce says the 15-year-old boy surrendered Sunday morning in Kansas City, where his mother lives.

The girl’s name has not been released.

Bruce refused to say if the girl and boy were related.