JASPER COUNTY, Texas — The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an accidental shooting that left two minors hospitalized.
Chief Scott Duncan told 12News that a 4-year-old gained access to a firearm. At this time, it is unknown how the child obtained the weapon.
The gun went off shooting the 4-year-old in the arm. The bullet went through the child’s arm and hit a 2-year-old in the shoulder. Both were taken to area hospitals and are in stable condition, according to Chief Duncan.
The shooting is being investigated, and Child Protective Services is involved.
Two children are hospitalized following a shooting incident late Sunday morning in Cougar Country, located between Buna and Kirbyville.
Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Scotty Duncan said one child was flown to a hospital by medical helicopter while the other child was transported to a hospital by ambulance. Duncan said the injuries to both children, although serious, are not believed to be life threatening.
Meanwhile, Duncan said an investigation is underway to determine how the child was able to get his hands on the gun.