4-Year-Old Kansas City Child Injured By Stray Bullet

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a 4-year-old was wounded by a stray bullet that came from a nearby shootout.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Sunday that 35-year-old Ellery Beals was charged in the case after being captured on surveillance video firing shots Saturday night at a south Kansas City gas station. Prosecutors said he encountered a man who shot him last month but denied shooting at him.

Beals is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

About the same time the gunfire was reported, police received a call that someone was shot in a home several hundred yards away. Police say a stray bullet traveled from the shootout into a nearby house, causing a broken arm for the 4-year-old.

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