Four-Year-Old Fatally Shot at Home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HONEY GROVE, Texas (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a four-year-old northeast Texas boy.

Fannin County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kirk McMurrey says the victim and his ten-year-old stepbrother were home alone when the accident happened.

The deputy told The Associated Press that the older boy ran to a neighbor's place to get help.

McMurrey says authorities aren't sure if the boys were struggling over the .22-caliber rifle, or whether the younger child had it in his possession.

Saturday afternoon's shooting happened in a rural area northeast of Honey Grove. McMurrey says the parents were at a rodeo.

McMurrey says the rifle belongs to a father, but the weapon wasn't locked up.

An autopsy will be done.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8549137 - kbtx.com/a?a=8549137