Missouri boy accidentally shoots, kills himself while playing with loaded gun

1 month ago

Kansas City news, Missouri news.

A Kansas City boy under the age of five died after accidentally shooting himself while handling a loaded gun, officials said.

Police responded to reports of “sound of shots” inside a home in the 7400 block of East 51st Street.

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  • When officers arrived, the boy was already taken to the hospital in a private car. The victim was later declared dead at the hospital.

    Preliminary evidence suggested the boy’s injuries were self-inflicted and pointed to an accidental shooting.

    The boy’s family identified him as 5-year-old Mari Scott adding that he had just attended kindergarten round-up before his tragic death.