UPDATE: 5-year-old child dies after accidental shooting, Oklahoma City police official confirms


Update: In the original story officials at the scene told KFOR the incorrect age of the child victim. That has been corrected.

UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): The child who was accidentally shot near NE 29th and Martin Luther King Avenue has died.

A Oklahoma City Police Department official confirmed the child’s death.

The child was accidentally shot while children were playing with a gun at a residence.

The official said further information and comments will not be provided until Friday morning.

UPDATE: The shooting of a five-year-old in Oklahoma City was accidental, according to an Oklahoma City Police Department captain.

Capt. Ron Strecker with OKCPD told KFOR that children were playing with a gun at a residence near NE 29th and Martin Luther King Avenue on Thursday afternoon, when the gun accidentally fired.

A three-year-old child was shot in the torso.

Information has not been provided on the child’s condition. An ambulance was called to the scene.

This is a developing story.

Oklahoma law enforcement agencies listed at www.projectchildsafe.org/safety_kit_site/?safety_kit_state=oklahoma provide free gun locks that prevent accidental shootings from occurring.

Original Story

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A five-year-old child was shot in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma City Police Department officials are at a residence near NE 29th and Martin Luther King Avenue.

Police arrived and called EMSA to the scene regarding a “pediatric shooting.”

Officials confirmed to KFOR that a three-year-old child was shot.

Image of a shooting scene
The residential area near NE 29th and Martin Luther King Avenue where a three-year-old child was shot.

No further details were provided.

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