11-year-old Dallas boy killed in shooting involving another child
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred today in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart store, 2827 S. Buckner Blvd.
Police responded to the scene around 12:41pm after a woman left two children in her vehicle while she shopped at the store. While the woman was gone, a 9-year-old boy found a gun in the car and shot the 11-year-old boy while they were both in the vehicle.
Dallas Fire Rescue transported the 11-year-old to a local hospital, but he was pronounced deceased.
It is unclear if the 32-year-old woman will face charges.
In Texas, the law that makes it illegal to leave a child in a car alone is called “leaving a child in a vehicle.” This law makes it illegal for anyone to knowingly or intentionally leave a child in a motor vehicle for more than five minutes. An offense is a Class C misdemeanor.