Texarkana Texas Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting of a twelve year old boy by his nine year old bother at their residence which took place Sunday evening.
According to TTPD, officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Breckenridge Street at 10:09 p.m. last night.
Upon their arrival, they found a twelve year old boy with a single gunshot wound to his cheek.
According to authorities, the boy’s younger brother found a .380 handgun belonging to his parents in the home and was playing with it.
The pistol accidently discharged and struck the older boy in the cheek. The boy indicated that he did not realize that the gun was loaded. Authorities say the children’s mother was home at the time but was not in the room when the shooting occurred.
The victim was transported to Christus St. Michael by ambulance and later airlifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock as a precautionary measure. He is listed in stable condition, and his injuries are not considered to be life threatening at this time.
Detectives continue to investigate the incident.