A 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest while playing a video game in an east Wichita house and his older brother was arrested, police said.
Police were called to a reported shooting at a house in the 800 block of North Battin, near Central and Oliver, at around 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Officer Charley Davidson said. The 13-year-old boy had been shot in the chest and was taken to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The boy had been in a bedroom playing a video game with his 14-year-old brother, Davidson said. The older brother was handling a gun when it discharged and a bullet struck the younger brother, police said.
Investigators are working to determine what else led up to the shooting and how the boy got the gun, Davidson said.
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Arrest reports show a 14-year-old boy was booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of criminal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, aggravated battery firearms and possession of marijuana in connection to the case.