UPDATE: Dallas Toddler In Critical Condition After Being Shot In West Oak Cliff Home
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas Police said Tuesday night an 18-month-old boy was shot inside his house.
Police said around 7:10 p.m., officers responded to a home in the 4000 block of Shady Hollow Lane in West Oak Cliff.
The child was immediately taken to an area hospital.
His condition is unknown at this time, but the child is alive and was crying.
Police originally thought the child was 3-years-old and also said it appeared he accidentally shot himself, but police said around 9:20 p.m. they can no longer confirm that.
The father and an another adult witness were at home at the time of the incident.
Police are in the early stages of their investigation.
CBS 11 spoke with neighbors who said they didn’t hear the gunshot, but noticed the police response.
One described seeing the father in the front lawn, looking distraught and telling officers that he went to the bathroom and then heard a pop.
One of the adults could be facing charges, but so far there’s been no word of an arrest.