Child Injured in Fort Worth, TX, Shooting Accident off Nicole St.
Fort Worth, TX -- March 16, 2017, a child was injured as the result of an accident in which gun discharged in an apartment off of Nicole Street.
Police say that the accident happened at around 10:40 a.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Apartments located at 8951 Randol Mill Road, just north of I-30.
Preliminary investigations indicate that a 5-year-old boy was in the apartment when he somehow came into possession of a .22-caliber handgun. The child accidentally shot the gun as he handled it, striking himself in the hand.
Emergency services were called to the scene, and they transported the boy to a local hospital. The extent of his injuries is not clear at this time.
Police did not mention any charges resulting from the accident. They did not say who the gun belonged to. Investigations are ongoing.
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