PORT ARTHUR —
A three-year-old boy is recovering in a Houston children’s hospital from a gunshot wound suffered when his 22-month-old brother accidentally fired the family’s 9mm Glock pistol in front of their Port Arthur home on Tuesday.
As of Wednesday evening, the child was in stable but serious condition, according to Child Protective Services.
The gun had been left on the front seat of the family’s truck and the two children were playing in the front yard of their 40th Street home, when the father heard the gunshot, according to the Port Arthur Police Department.
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Previous reporting: PA shooting puts 3-year-old in hospital A three-year-old boy is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to his hip, after he and his two-year-old brother were left in a vehicle with a sheathed pistol laying on the seat. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Port Arthur Police responded to a call on 40th Street in Port Arthur of a child shooting victim. According to police reports, during the absence of the parents one of the children unsheathed and fired the gun. Both a Criminal Investigations Division and Child Protective Services are investigating the shooting. The condition of the victim is not currently known.