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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Juvenile shot in Belton

Today at 11:59 AM, Belton Police officers responded to the parking lot of a convenience store in the 7900 block of E. 171st St on a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound. 

The juvenile was sitting in the backseat of his parent’s vehicle and suffered a gunshot wound to the hand and leg. No one else was injured in the incident.

Medics transported the child to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Initial information indicates this was an accidental, self-inflicted wound. How the juvenile acquired the weapon and other aspects of this case are still under investigation.