Boy, a 6-year-old boy, was shot in the head and killed on Saturday by an unknown person while he was playing outside his home in the small town of Davenport, Kansas, police said.
The child was not shot by a homeowner, according to the Davensport Police Department.
The shooting occurred about 11:45 a.m.
Saturday outside the home of the boy’s mother, according the police department.
The girl’s father lives nearby.
The boy was found unresponsive at the scene and pronounced dead at the hospital.
The gun used in the shooting is believed to have been stolen, police told the Kansas City Star.
Police are working with the family and detectives are interviewing neighbors.