UDATE: Shooter Targeting Wrong Home Hits Child

Wichita police believe the shooter who fired on a home and struck a sleeping 4-year-old boy targeted the wrong address.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Thursday. Police say the boy and his mother were asleep in a bedroom of a duplex at the time.

The 4-year-old was taken to St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound in his back. Police said he was in stable condition after surgery and is expected to recover.

Police said five shots were fired from outside the home. A search for suspects continued Thursday afternoon.


Wichita police say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition at St. Francis Hospital after he was shot while sleeping in his home.

Police say the boy and his mother were sleeping early Thursday when someone fired at least five shots into their home. The boy was hit the back and is expected to recover from his injuries.

Police are still investigating and do not currently have any suspects.