5-year-old accidentally shot

LAREDO , TX. – A 5 year old boy was accidentally shot in the chest because his father dropped a .22 caliber revolver gun. The child was transported to a Hospital in San Antonio. Preliminarily was declared stable in critical condition, but out of danger.

The unfortunate event occurred on Thursday around 9:00 p.m. in Meadow Avenue ,Santo Nino neighborhood. The 39-year-old father ,Raul, had just come from a ranch and was getting his stuff from the vehicle.

Raul’s uncle, 63, arrived at that time to give him an invitation. During the talk, Raul dropped his pistol revolver which caused an accidental discharge.

At impact with the ground, they heard a bang and the two men saw the child bleeding from the chest area.

“Nobody was detained, the facts appear that it was an accident. The two men were brought here to the Laredo Police Department and widely questioned separately , including the child’s mother and other family members involved, ” said Joe Baeza , detective of this corporation.

Author: Alejandra Cantu

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