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.
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.
No further details were provided.