Even a toddler can execute his 2nd Amendment rights!
A 3-year-old Port Arthur boy is recovering at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston from serious wounds he received during an accidental shooting on Tuesday.
“It looks like it’s just a tragic accident,” said Shari Pulliam with Child Protective Services. The state agency is investigating the shooting alongside Port Arthur police officers.
The injured boy, who remains in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, was shot outside his home in the 3200 block of 40th Street when his 2-year-old brother picked up 9 mm Glock pistol and the gun discharged.
The bullet hit the 3-year-old boy on his backside.
Major Raymond Clark with the Port Arthur Police Department said the gun did not have a safety to keep it from firing.
Clark said the boys’ father left the gun in the seat of a truck while the boys were playing in the front yard. Clark added that when the boys’ father went back inside the house to get something, the younger brother got the gun from the truck.