Child accidentally shot in Caldwell County

MGN Online

A child and his father were injured Saturday when a handgun discharged accidentally, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities report that the child was under the supervision of his father while handling the firearm. The weapon discharged, shooting the child in the upper torso. The father as suffered an injured finger.

Both were transported by helicopter to a local hospital.

Names of the victims are not being released, according to the sheriff’s office.

The incident occurred in McMahan, Texas, on the family property and there is no threat to the public.

The incident remains under investigation by the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division.

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