The shooting, which seriously injured the child, happened Wednesday in the 100 block of S. 18th Street.
Kansas City, Kan., police announced today that detectives determined the following: When the child's mother exited the vehicle, the child climbed into the front seat and grabbed the handgun. When the mother reached for the gun, it discharged, striking the child in the mouth. The child has been placed in protective custody, and the Wyandotte County DA is reviewing the case for possible criminal charges.
| Sara Shepherd