GRANBURY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A 23-year-old mother and her baby were injured on Wednesday, Jan. 5 after a shooting outside Walmart on U.S. Highway 377.
Granbury police said the shooting, which happened just before 11:30 a.m., was accidental.READ MORE: Fort Worth ISD 'Thinks Outside Box', Recruiting Teachers From Mexico
Based on witness statements and evidence at the scene, police said the woman’s 1-year-old picked up a handgun that was concealed between the seat and the center console and the gun discharged one time, hitting her 3-month-old.READ MORE: Parker County Sheriff's Search For Thieves Who Rigged Pumps, Stole Thousands Of Gallons Of Gas
Police said both children were inside the truck while their mother was outside. The bullet also stuck her in the chest. The mother was rushed to a Fort Worth hospital in serious condition by air and the baby was taken to a Fort Worth hospital by ground. Her baby’s injury isn’t life threatening, according to police.
The children’s 26-year-old father was standing standing at the rear of the truck, police said.MORE NEWS: Unseasonably Warm Before DFW Temperatures Drop Below Freezing, Bring Chance For Wintry Mix