Child Hospitalized After Being Shot in Head: Police - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Child Hospitalized After Being Shot in Head: Police

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Child Hospitalized After Being Shot in Head: Police

    Arlington police say a 6-year-old boy is in grave condition after being shot in the head by his older sibling Sunday afternoon. (Published Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019)

    Arlington police say a 6-year-old boy is in grave condition after being shot in the head by his older sibling Sunday afternoon.

    The boy was first rushed to Mansfield Methodist Medical Center, but was then flown to Cook Children's Medical Center, Arlington police said.

    The shooting was reported at about 4:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cloyne Drive in southeast Arlington.

    Police said the victim was shot by his brother who is 10- or 11-years-old and who may be a child with special needs.

    Astronauts Make History With NASA's First All-Female Spacewalk

    [NATL] Astronauts Make History With NASA's First All-Female Spacewalk

    American astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch made history Friday with NASA's first all-female spacewalk. The astronauts walked outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 18, 2019)

    The boy somehow got a hold of a .22-caliber rifle, pointed it at his little brother and pulled the trigger, according to Lt. Chris Cook of the Arlington Police Department.

    The victim's 6-year-old sister was also struck by shrapnel, according to police.

    The victim's parents reportedly denied owning the rifle. An older teenage sibling reportedly told police he purchased the firearm on the street.

    Nearby, neighbors watched as police investigators scoured the house for possible evidence, including taking pictures in the garage.

    "I am just devastated," said a neighbor who only wanted to be identified as Judy. "It's heartbreaking. I don't understand why people don't put their guns up, you know? You have children, you put them up."

    No arrests had been made as of 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

    South Philly Explosions Seen from Inside the Facility

    [NATL-PHI] Philadelphia Refinery Explosions Seen From Facility Cameras

    Cameras inside the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery caught on video the massive blasts early June 21 from just yards away. Here is what explosions of hundreds of thousands of pounds of explosive chemicals looks like up close. The video is from Philadelphia Energy Solutions, via the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019)

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android