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Toddler accidentally shoots mother and infant sibling outside a Texas Walmart

A woman and her infant child are injured after a toddler accidentally fired a gun in a car parked outside a Granbury Walmart in Texas.

According to the Granbury Police Department 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 hospital by air and the baby was transported by ground.



The baby’s injury is not believed to be life-threatening, police said. The mother’s injury is potentially more serious.

No other injuries have been reported.

It’s not clear what charges, if any, will be filed in the case.