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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Two children were shot accidentally outside the Chuck E. Cheese’s on Southwest Loop 820 near Hulen Mall.
Fort Worth Police said It happened in the parking lot shortly before 6:00 p.m. when the children were getting into a vehicle after another child’s birthday party.
“Two 3-year-old boys were getting out of the passenger side of vehicle and one of the boys located 380 caliber pistol in a storage area that’s below the side of the passenger side front door. (One of them) evidently picked up that firearm and it went off in his hand,” said Fort Worth Police Spokesperson Marc Povero.
Police say the boy who fired the gun shot himself in the hand.
The bullet went completely through the side of the other 3-year-old’s abdomen.
Both boys were rushed to Cook Children’s Medical Center, one in serious condition.
Authorities have yet to determine whether any parents will face criminal charges for what happened.
“Right now it does appear to be an accidental shooting. One child is in good condition with a gunshot going to the hand. The other child is in serious condition but he’s going to make it,” said Povero.