A woman and her infant child are injured after a toddler accidentally fired a gun in a car parked outside a Granbury Walmart on Wednesday morning.
According to the Granbury Police Department, officers were called to the Walmart on U.S. Highway 377 at 11:25 a.m.
Police said a 1-year-old child and a 3-month-old child were inside a vehicle at the time of the incident. The mother of the children, a 23-year-old woman, was standing outside next to the driver’s door while their father, a 26-year-old man, was standing at the rear of the truck.
The 1-year-old child is believed to have picked up a handgun that was concealed between the seat and center console, causing the gun to discharge once, police said.
According to police, the bullet went through soft tissue in the 3-month-old child’s leg, through the mother’s arm, and into her side in the chest area.
Police said the mother was transported to a Fort Worth hospital by air and the baby was transported to a Fort Worth hospital by ground.
The baby’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening, police said. The mother’s injury is potentially more serious, but her current condition is not known at this time.
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No other injuries have been reported.
It's not clear what charges, if any, will be filed in the case.
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