Boy, 3, Shoots 4-Year-Old Brother in Southern Dallas
… Dallas father could face charges after toddler son shoots 4-year-old brother
A 4-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after being shot by his 3-year-old brother, Dallas police say.
It happened at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mandalay Palms Apartments in southern Dallas. The boy had been shot one time in the abdomen, police said.
According to police, the boy’s mother called 911 as his father tried to take the child to the hospital himself. He was stopped by first responders about two blocks away from the apartment, police said.
The child was transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. He is expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Child abuse investigators later learned the father had recently bought the gun used in the shooting. The father, who has not been identified, would likely be charged with injury to a child and making a firearm accessible to a child.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Dallas father could face charges after toddler son shoots 4-year-old brother
A 4-year-old Dallas boy is recovering in the hospital after his 3-year-old brother shot him early Wednesday morning.
KXAS-TV (NBC 5) reported that the shooting took place about 1:20 a.m. at the Mandalay Palms Apartments at 7501 Chesterfield Drive in the Red Bird neighborhood.
Police said the boy was shot once in the abdomen and is expected to fully recover.
After the shooting, the children’s mother called 911 while their father drove them to the hospital. Dallas police intercepted his vehicle about two blocks from the apartment, NBC 5 reported.
Dallas Fire-Rescue took the wounded child to Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
Child Abuse Unit detectives responded to the incident and found that the gun was purchased recently and belonged to the children’s father.
Police said the children’s father will likely be charged with injury to a child and making a firearm accessible to a child. His name was not released.