Police: Roommate in western Kansas accidentally shot, killed


HAYS (AP) — Police in western Kansas say a man is dead after he was accidentally shot over the weekend by a roommate.

Police say the shooting happened late Friday night in Hays when first responders were called to a home for a shooting. Arriving Hays police officers and Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies found a man with a gunshot wound to his head.

The man was rushed to a Hays hospital, where he later died. Investigators say one of the man’s roommates was trying to repair a gun when it unexpectedly fired, shooting the victim in the head. Investigators have ruled the shooting accidental.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

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