Teenager in critical condition after accidental shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – According to the Topeka Police Department, a 17-year-old male teenager is in the hospital Wednesday night after a shooting in central Topeka near SW Western Ave. and SW 16th St.

The incident took place 10:00 p.m. in the 700 block of SW 16th St.

Officers responded to Stormont Vail hospital in reference to a shooting victim that had just arrived by a private car. KSNT News is told he is in critical condition and his injuries are life-threatening.

Topeka Police said they are not looking for any person of interest at this time and believe this was an accidental incident.

This investigation is ongoing, if you have any information relating to this crime; please call the Topeka Police Department at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at

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