A Texas mother and an 18-month-old child were shot when a toddler accidentally fired a gun outside a Walmart, police said.
The gun went off Wednesday outside a Walmart in Granbury, where investigators said a 2-year-old toddler grabbed it from between a seat and a center console and accidentally fired, striking the child’s younger sibling and mother.
The children’s mother, a 23-year-old Granbury woman, was standing outside the truck next to the driver’s door, while their 26-year-old father was at the rear of the vehicle, police said.
“The bullet went through soft tissue in the [younger child’s] leg, through the mother’s arm, and into her side in her chest area,” Granbury police said in a statement.
The mother and 18-month-old child were rushed to hospitals in Fort Worth after the accidental shooting. The baby’s wound was not believed to be life-threatening, but the woman’s “potentially more serious condition” was unclear Wednesday afternoon, police said. No other injuries were reported.
No charges were announced by investigators in the incident Wednesday. A message seeking comment from Granbury police was not immediately returned early Thursday.
Police said the shooting occurred at a Walmart on US Highway 377, about 40 miles southwest of Fort Worth.