DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) â A 5-year-old boy was shot by his older brother who was playing with his parent’s pistol Friday night, Dallas police said.
Both children were being watched by an 18-year-old family member when the shooting occurred. After the shooting, the victim’s brother ran to a neighbor’s house where he was said to be in distress asking for help.READ MORE: Affidavit: Accused Serial Killer Jason Thornburg Says Slayings Were Human Sacrifices
The child â who has not been identified â was shortly transported from the home in the 1800 block of Stella Avenue to a nearby hospital.READ MORE: Tarrant County Issues 90-Day Burning Ban Due To Drought Conditions In Unincorporated Areas
CBS 11 reporter Andrea Lucia spoke to the victim’s neighbor, Rosa Maria Martin, who said the little boy was hit in the shoulder but is expected to survive.
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I just spoke to the next door neighbor who says the boy told he thought the gun was a toy. She says the 5 year old was hit in the shoulder and is expected to survive.
— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) February 15, 2020
Officials said the shooting was an accident and that the child is conscious at this time.