Boy, 3, Shoots 4-Year-Old Brother in Southern Dallas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Boy, 3, Shoots 4-Year-Old Brother in Southern Dallas

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    Boy, 3, Shoots 5-Year-Old Brother in Southern Dallas

    A 5-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after being shot by his 3-year-old brother, Dallas police say. (Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019)

    A 4-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital after being shot by his 3-year-old brother, Dallas police say.

    It happened at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mandalay Palms Apartments in southern Dallas. The boy had been shot one time in the abdomen, police said.

    According to police, the boy's mother called 911 as his father tried to take the child to the hospital himself. He was stopped by first responders about two blocks away from the apartment, police said.

    The child was transported to Children's Medical Center in Dallas. He is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

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    Child abuse investigators later learned the father had recently bought the gun used in the shooting. The father, who has not been identified, would likely be charged with injury to a child and making a firearm accessible to a child.

    The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

    Editor's note: This story has been updated to show the wounded child's age is 4 years old. Police had originally stated the boy was 5 years old.

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