Police Call Shooting Death of 3-Year-Old an Accident

By Ellen Goldberg
|  Thursday, Feb 21, 2013  |  Updated 7:25 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Garland police are investigating an accidental shooting which left a 3 year old dead.

Ellen Goldberg, NBC 5 Reporter

Garland police are investigating an accidental shooting which left a 3 year old dead.

advertisement

Garland police say the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy inside his home Wednesday night was a tragic accident.

“It’s just one of these things that is just so sad for the family and the people to have to respond," police spokesman Officer Joe Harn said. "It’s not normal to see a small child die."

Police were called out to the home on Maritime Cove near the President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 30 at about 6 p.m.

John O’Brien, 3, had been shot in the head with a pistol.

He was rushed to Children’s Medical Center, where he later died.

Investigators said the boys parents and all five of their children, who range in age from 1 to 8 years old, were in the house at the time of the shooting.

Investigators did not say who shot the child or if the child accidentally shot himself.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out