Police say a 18-year-old- girl and 17-year-old boy both suffered non-life-threatening injuries after what is being called the accidental discharge of an AR-15 gun during a party at a home in Olathe Saturday night. Above, an Olathe police cruiser outside the home where the incident occurred. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.
Two teenagers suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a reported negligent discharge of a firearm inside an Olathe home late Saturday evening.
Olathe Police were called to a house in the 17600 block of West 113th Street at 9:35 p.m.
Recorded radio traffic states that the person who called 911 reported that the gun, an AR-15, “went off,” and they “thought it was unloaded.”
Minutes later, Lenexa Police were called to a house in the 9500 block of Cailler Drive for a person reporting that he had been shot.
Master Police Officer Danny Chavez confirmed that Lenexa officers contacted a 17-year-old at an address in their city.
“Officers contacted him and learned the shooting had taken place in Olathe,” Chavez said in an emailed response to questions.
In a follow-up statement Sunday morning, Olathe Police Sgt. Joel Yeldell said an 18-year-old female and 17-year-old male were injured after a “firearm was accidentally discharged at a party.”
Both of the injured teens were transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
Yeldell said police are not looking for any suspects at this time.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed Sgt. Yeldell’s statements to a Lenexa police officer.