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Friday, January 04, 2013 1:18 PM

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Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a gunshot injury, involving a child, Friday at 1125 N. Oak St., Ottawa.

Boy injured by gunshot

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

A 4-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound to the upper leg Friday afternoon in north Ottawa was transported to a Kansas City area hospital, authorities said. His condition was unknown, but law enforcement officials said his injury did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officers from the Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a gunshot wound to a child at 12:29 p.m. Friday and found the 4-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in a residence at 1100 block of North Oak Street, Dennis Butler, Ottawa police chief, said Friday afternoon.

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