UPDATE: A relative of a 2-year-old boy who was accidentally shot was arrested and booked into jail, according to Topeka police. Aneis L. Brown, 22 of Topeka, was charged with aggravated endangering of a child and possession of a firearm by a felon.

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a two-year-old child in serious condition according to Gretchen Spiker, Public Information Officer for the police department.

“This is the third shooting we’ve responded to in the last few days in which a child has been
injured. This concerning trend cannot continue. Gun safety is a community responsibility and
we must all do our part to keep each other, and especially young children safe,” said Chief
Bryan Wheeles.

On Tuesday, June 15 at around 2 a.m., TPD officers were dispatched to a local hospital after
a 2 year old had been driven there in a private vehicle and was suffering from serious gunshot

Authorties believe the shooting happened in the 800 block of SW 11th Street.

The shooting is under investigation.

On Friday, June 11th a 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm. His injury was non-life-threatening.

On Saturday, June 12 officers found a 13-year-old female suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. This is being investigated as a possible accidental shooting.