KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A teen who was shot on Friday has died.

Freddy H. Medina, 16, was shot in the head at his family's home in the 3700 block of Bales Avenue.

Police say Freddy and 3 friends were drinking in his bedroom at around 1:30 a.m. Freddy had bought a rifle on the street earlier, and the friends began posing for photos with the gun.

One friend lost his grip on the rifle. When the gun began to fall, he tightened his grip again which caused the gun to accidentally fire.

The friends all then ran from the house.

Family members heard the gunshot. Freddy's mother ran to his room and found her son, wounded and alone. The back door of their home was open.

Homicide detectives questioned the friends and released them, pending further investigation.

Freddy died in a hospital on Monday.

That sentence speaks volumes for the crime and media coverage of what is going on in KCMO. The mention that he purchased the gun on the street like it was no big deal. Good Luck KCMO you are going to need it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's too bad. It's actions like this that give the anti-gun crowd "ammunition".

    Guns in and of themselves are not dangerous, it's the person who controls it.

    Very sad.