Sheriff's Office: Child accidentally shoots 11-year-old in Henderson Co.
POSTED: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 9:53am
UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 11:06am
Cross Roads, Texas (KETK) — An 11-year-old boy in Henderson County had to be rushed to a local hospital after he was accidentally shot by another child Thursday afternoon.
According to Henderson County Chief Deputy Botie Hillhouse, at 1:37 p.m., the sheriff's office received a report of a shooting in the 14000 block of FM 59 in the Cross Roads area. When authorities arrived on scene, they learned a child had an apparent gunshot wound and was conscious. He was taken to a hospital in Athens and is expected to be moved to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.
The victim's name has not been released.
Detectives determined a second child fired the gun by accident. A search warrant was issued and carried out on the grounds. The investigation is ongoing.
Multiple agencies from Henderson County and Anderson County assisted in the incident.