14-year-old facing charges after 1-year-old killed, 9-year-old hurt in Kaufman County shooting
FORNEY, Texas - A 14-year-old is now facing a couple of charges after a 1-year-old was killed and a 9-year-old was injured in a shooting at a Forney home Tuesday night.
The shooting happened just after 5 p.m., in the 2100 block of Juniper Drive, in the Windmill Farms Community.
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Responding deputies found a 1-year-old girl who had been shot in the head, and a 9-year-old boy who had an injury to his hand.
The 1-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 9-year-old was taken to a Dallas hospital with a non-life threatening injury.
It’s believed this was an accidental shooting.
There were two other children in the home at the time of the shooting, a sibling of the two victims, and a 14-year-old neighbor.
Authorities searched the 14-year-old boy’s home and interviewed him.
After interviewing him, authorities charged the 14-year-old with unlawful carrying of a weapon and making a firearm accessible to a child, both Class A misdemeanors. He was then taken to the Van Zandt County Juvenile Detention Facility.
The Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their investigation, and no further details have been released at this time.