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Toddler accidentally shoots, injures mother and sibling at Granbury Walmart

The Granbury Police Department has released an update regarding the accidental shooting at Walmart.

Today at 11:25am, emergency responders from Granbury Police and Fire along with Texas EMS responded to the parking lot of the Walmart at 735 W. Highway 377 for a shooting incident.

First arriving paramedics found a child and a woman with gunshot wounds.

Detectives say two children, an 18-month-old and a 2 1/2 year old, were inside a car when the 2 1/2 year old located a gun wedged between the front seat and middle console. The toddler accidentally discharged one round which struck the 18-month-old in the leg and hit the mother in the arm and chest. She was standing outside of the vehicle when the incident occurred.

A CareFlite helicopter landed near the scene and airlifted the 23-year-old mother to a Fort Worth trauma center. Her injuries are reported to be serious, but no condition has been released. The 18-month-old was transported by ambulance to a Fort Worth hospital for treatment.

The father of the children, a 26-year-old man, was also standing outside the car when the shooting occurred.

Granbury PD are investigating this incident as an accidental shooting. No charges have been filed.

Two people injured in explosion at McKinney apartments

The McKinney Fire Department is investigating a reported explosion that occurred at an apartment complex on New Year’s Eve.

At 6:30pm, McKinney firefighters responded to the Kinwood Apartments, 3300 N. McDonald Street, for reports of a fire and explosion. Firefighters located signs of an explosion, but no fire. Fire sprinklers had been activated by the blast.

The explosion blew out the windows of the apartment unit. Two people inside the unit suffered injuries, but were both treated at the scene.

McKinney FD is working to determine the cause.

The incident remains under investigation.

Arlington firefighters working to determine cause of townhome explosion in Viridian community

Members of the Arlington Fire Department are investigating an explosion that occurred overnight at a townhome under construction in the Viridian community.

At 1:46am, Arlington police received multiple 9-1-1 calls of a loud explosion heard in north Arlington. Emergency personnel responded to the scene and located a building with severe damage and active fire near the 4100 block of Viridian Village Drive.

Arlington firefighters were able to contain the fire to the original building. Surrounding townhomes received damage from the blast.

Authorities indicate there are no known life-threatening injuries. The townhome was under construction and unoccupied at the time of the explosion.

The scene is still active as investigators work to determine the cause.

Thanks to @thecitycoop on Twitter for tweeting us this image after the explosion.

Fort Worth police arrest robbery suspect after standoff at 7-11

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred on New Year’s Eve at a 7-11 north of downtown.

At 8:37pm, Fort Worth police were dispatched to a robbery at the 7-11 on Yucca Avenue at the Interstate 35W service road. Initial unconfirmed reports indicated a man with a knife was pushing people around and actively robbing the store.

When officers arrived, they determined the suspect was still inside the store. SWAT was called to assist with apprehension of the perpetrator.

The suspect was later arrested without incident.

Robbery detectives are investigating the incident.

Body of woman found in submerged vehicle after she intentionally drove into water, officials say

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating the death of a woman who intentionally drove into a pond.

At 12:54pm, Fort Worth police officers responded to an overdose of an adult woman at a house in the 700 block of Granite Ridge Drive. A crisis intervention team responded to assist with the situation.

Officers arrived on scene and were informed that the female had left in a vehicle. They immediately began canvassing the area in an attempt to locate her. The woman and her vehicle were spotted sitting along the shoreline of a small pond in the neighborhood.

Once the woman spotted officers, she purposely drove her vehicle off a ravine and down into a body of water.

At least three Fort Worth officers shed their gear and jumped into the water to save her from the sinking vehicle, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Two civilians in a private boat also jumped in to help.

Numerous Fort Worth FD firefighters and dive rescue teams were called to assist with the water rescue. CareFlite was called to the scene, but later disregarded before they landed.

The situation transitioned into a recovery operation. A heavy duty wrecker was called to the scene and removed the submerged vehicle. The woman’s body was located inside.

Fort Worth PD continues to investigate this incident.

Banner photo courtesy Smash da Topic.

Man shot multiple times at Lewisville bar

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting that seriously injured a 35-year-old man.

At 1:55am, Lewisville and Carrollton police officers responded to the Chill Bar & Grill at 2513 I35E Frontage Road for a fight in progress. Officers arrived on the scene and immediately broke up the fight in an attempt to deescalate the situation.

As officers were breaking up the fight, they located a 35-year-old man who had been shot multiple times. He was transported by Lewisville paramedics to Medical City Lewisville with life-threatening injuries. He died at the hospital.

Witnesses told detectives that a suspect fled the scene in a silver vehicle. No other description has been provided.

Lewisville PD are actively investigating this incident.

Garbage man killed in tragic accident in Grapevine neighborhood

The Grapevine Police Department is investigating the death of a garbage pickup man.

On Tuesday around 2:30pm, emergency responders from Grapevine FD/EMS and PD along with Colleyville PD responded to an incident in the 4100 block of Cedar Drive.

Officials say a Republic garbage collection truck had broken down in the neighborhood. A mechanic was called out to troubleshoot and make repairs on the truck. While the mechanic was inside the cab of the truck, he moved the hydraulic arm and seriously injured one of the garbage collectors. The mechanic stepped outside of the cab and saw the man laying on the ground with severe injuries.

A Colleyville police officer was first on the scene and began rendering life-saving efforts on the man. Additional officers and paramedics responded and provided CPR, but he was pronounced deceased on the scene several minutes later.

The worker has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Haltom City. He was an employee with Republic Garbage.

Grapevine PD is investigating the incident. No charges have been filed at this time.

Woman airlifted to hospital following crash near Haslet

A woman was airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 287 earlier this afternoon.

At 3:23pm, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, Haslet Fire Rescue, and Eagle Mountain EMS responded to a crash along southbound Highway 287 near the Tarrant and Wise county line.

Emergency personnel reported two vehicles involved with major damage. A CareFlite helicopter was called to the scene and airlifted an adult woman to a local hospital with injuries. Her condition has not yet been disclosed.

Authorities say a driver lost control and hit another vehicle head-on. A total of three people were injured in the collision.

No arrests have been made and there is no evidence of a crime, according to Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

Southbound lanes of Highway 287 were temporarily closed for a landing zone, but have since been reopened.

Thanks to Michael Beard for the scene photo.

Intoxicated driver arrested for causing crash that seriously injured three people, including child

Just before 8:30pm Tuesday evening, the Arlington and Grand Prairie fire and police departments responded to a major accident on westbound Interstate 20 near State Highway 360.

Authorities say a 25-year-old man was driving erratically when he collided with a pickup, causing the truck to hit a guardrail and overturn.

A 26-year-old man, a 22-year-old female, and two children were inside the pickup truck. Firefighters extricated at least one trapped person and one was reportedly ejected. One of the children only sustained minor injuries, but the two adults and second child, a 2-year-old, sustained major injuries. The child’s injuries were life-threatening. Grand Prairie and Arlington EMS transported individuals to nearby MCA for medical treatment.

Officers conducted a series of field sobriety tests on the 25-year-old man who caused the crash. He was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was arrested on three counts of Intoxication Assault with Serious Bodily Injury. He is currently in the Arlington jail.

Lanes of I20 were closed for several hours while Arlington police investigated the scene.

Dallas firefighters rescue three children from burning apartment

The Dallas Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire just before 12:30am this morning at the Interlace Apartments, 3811 Gannon Lane, in southwest Dallas.

Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the two-story apartment building. They were immediately met with residents who stated there were children trapped in the burning apartment unit.

A bystander had already pulled a woman out of the apartment, but firefighters immediately went into rescue operations to locate her children.

Firefighters were able to rescue three children from the burning apartment and also contain the fire to the original unit.

The woman and her children were transported to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to smoke and fire conditions. Their conditions have not yet been released.

Investigators are working to determine what sparked the fire, but they say it started in the living room.

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