A FAMILY’s bank holiday weekend turned into tragedy after a five-year-old boy was fatally shot on Christmas Eve.
The boy was seriously injured on Saturday night after a shooting was reported just before 6.45pm.
Police and emergency responders arrived at the home in Kansas City, Missouri.
When they arrived they said they found the child with a gunshot wound.
The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and listed with serious injuries.
However, at 11.43am on Christmas morning, police issued an update of “immense sadness” stating that the child had died in hospital on Saturday night.
“Although the investigation into the death continues, it is believed that it was an accident and investigators are not looking for suspects in the case,” police said.
The final decision on the cause of death of the child is made by the coroner.
Investigators questioned witnesses who were in the home at the time of the shooting, police said.
Police officers were also on site to collect evidence.
No suspects are being investigated in this incident, police said.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6989702/kansas-city-missouri-christmas-eve-shooting-boy-dead/ Heartbreaking details come to light after a 5-year-old boy was shot dead on Christmas Eve