Boy, 11, is shot dead by 9-year-old after finding gun in car when they were left alone in Walmart parking lot while woman, 32, went shopping
- Police say an 11-year-old boy was fatally shot by a 9-year-old in a parking lot in Dallas Walmart Neighborhood Market after being left alone in a car
- According to police, a 32-year-old woman left the two boys alone in a parked car while she went shopping on a Sunday afternoon.
- Police say the 9-year-old boy found a gun in the car and shot the 11-year-old
- The unidentified 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, where he was pronounced dead
An 11-year-old boy was shot dead by a nine-year-old after they found a gun in their car when they were left alone in a Walmart parking lot in Dallas.
The boys were left unattended by a 32-year-old woman on Sunday afternoon when she went shopping, police said. They have not disclosed the woman’s relationship with the children.
Authorities say the nine-year-old boy found the gun in the car and used it to shoot the 11-year-old.
The boy was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say a 9-year-old boy found a gun in a car and fatally shot an 11-year-old boy in a Walmart parking lot on Sunday afternoon.
Police arrived in the Dallas Walmart parking lot shortly after the shooting and the 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he died
Dallas Police did not make an arrest in this case and said investigations are ongoing
The two boys were not related, ABC 8 reports.
Police have not released the identity of the children or the 32-year-old woman.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
A Dallas police spokesman said: “When officers arrived at the site, they found an 11-year-old man with a gunshot wound.
The complainant was transported to a local hospital and was declared dead there. The witness, a 32-year-old woman, had parked her car at the location and left the complainant and the 9-year-old male suspect alone in her car while she went shopping.
Initial reports are that the suspect found a gun in the vehicle and shot the complaint. The investigation is ongoing. ‘
The boys found a gun in their car when they were left alone in a Walmart parking lot
In a 2020 report on gun violenceThe Children’s Defense Fund claimed that gun violence was the second leading cause of death for children and teens aged 1-19 years.
According to the report, 3,410 children and teens were killed with guns in America in 2017 – the highest number since 1998.
The survey also found that 186,239 children and teenagers have died with weapons in the United States since 1963, “four times the number of US soldiers killed in actions in the wars in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq combined.”