GRANBURY, Texas (TCD) -- A 2 1/2-year-old child reportedly grabbed hold of their parents' gun and accidentally shot their mother and younger sibling.
The city of Granbury announced on Facebook that at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Jan. 5, officers from the Granbury Police Department responded to a report of an accidental shooting at a local Walmart. Two children were reportedly in the car while their mother stood outside on the driver’s side. The father was reportedly at the rear of the truck.
According to police, the 2 1/2-year-old child reportedly picked up the gun that was "concealed between the seat and the center console." The gun discharged once, and the bullet went through soft tissue in the 1 1/2-year-old’s leg then continued "through the mother’s arm, and into her side in her chest area."
The younger child was transported to a hospital in Fort Worth on the ground while the mother was taken via air. Officials do not think the child’s injuries are life-threatening. The mother’s condition, however, is "potentially more serious." Her current condition remains unknown, according to the city of Granbury.