Sibling Accidentally Shoots 5-Year-Old-Brother In Dallas: Police

The boy is in serious condition

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013  |  Updated 10:42 AM CDT
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A 5-year-old Dallas boy is in the hospital after being accidentally shot by his 13-year-old sibling, according to police.

It happened Saturday afternoon at a home in the 1800 block of Maryland Avenue.

Dallas Police Sgt. Warren C. Mitchell said the siblings had just been dropped off at the residence when they found and began playing with a gun.

"It appears at this time that the 13-year-old accidentally shot the 5-year-old," said Mitchell in a press release. "The homeowner was home at the time but was in another area of the residence."

The boy was transported to Children's Medical Center Dallas. He is in serious condition.

Police said child abuse detectives are on scene.

There are no arrests or charges now but that could change.

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