Young child killed in accidental shooting at Fort Worth park

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting that claimed the life of a young child on Sunday afternon.

Just after 3:00pm yesterday, multiple emergency responders were called to Oakland Lake Park near 1700 Lakeshore Drive in reference to a female shot. Paramedics arrived and quickly transported a young girl to Cook Children’s hospital with major injuries. Unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Those close to the situation say the little girl found a gun inside her family’s vehicle and it went off.

She has been identified as a 3-year-old girl from Fort Worth.

Project Child Safe has published an article on Firearms Safety in Vehicles, which can be found here.