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Boy, 5, shot at Kansas City apartment complex

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Kansas City police said the shooting took place about 10:15 a.m. Monday near East 61st Street and Blue Hills Road on the city's east side. (Rob Rhodes/KCTV5 News) Kansas City police said the shooting took place about 10:15 a.m. Monday near East 61st Street and Blue Hills Road on the city's east side. (Rob Rhodes/KCTV5 News)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Authorities are investigating after a 5-year-old boy was shot at a Kansas City apartment complex.

Kansas City police said the shooting took place about 10:15 a.m. on Monday at the Charter Landing Apartments near East 61st Street and Blue Hills Road on the city's east side.

Police say the boy was sitting with his family in their second-floor apartment when a gun was fired from within the apartment. Investigators believe someone may have mishandled a handgun.

The bullet went through the wall, striking the child in his lower back.

The child was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police initially said the weapon wasn't fired from within the apartment, but issued a clarifying statement Monday night.

Apartment residents were troubled to learn a child had been hit by a bullet.

"My neighbor was telling me that a baby had got shot and I said . . . 'Oh, my God,'" Robin Bell said. "It's sad. It's really sad. That innocent baby. I'm praying for the baby. I hope and pray the baby comes out OK."

Randall Johnson lives nearby and said there are always a lot of people hanging out in the parking lot.

"It is always like a lot of riff-raff going on over in that building ... something was bound to happen," he said.

Police have gathered evidence from the scene and interviewed witnesses. Police have not announced any arrests.

Initially, police said the boy was 3. About 5:15 p.m. Monday, police said he is actually 5 years old.

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