A 4-year-old Ottawa boy was injured in an accidental shooting Friday afternoon and transported to a Kansas City-area hospital.
Ottawa police and deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department responded to the shooting in the 1100 block of North Oak Street about 12:30 p.m., where they found a the boy suffering from a single gunshot wound to one of his legs. The boy was treated by the Ottawa Fire Department and Franklin County Ambulance Service at the scene and he was transported by ambulance to Children's Mercy Hospital.
Capt. Adam Weingartner, a spokesman for the Ottawa Police Department, said the boy's injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.
Police recovered a handgun and arrested a 39-year-old Ottawa man on suspicion of aggravated endangerment of a child, and criminal discharge of a firearm. Brian Keith Bruno is currently in custody at the Franklin County Adult Detention Center in Ottawa.
Weingartner said Bruno was not one of the boy's parents, but did live in the same home. The boy's mother was aware of the accident, Weingartner said. In addition to Bruno and the injured boy, two adults and two children also were in the residence when the gun was fired. No one else was injured.