3-year-old dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound in Wharton, sources say
WHARTON, Texas - A young child is dead after allegedly shooting themselves, reports say.
On Friday, around 5:20 p.m. Wharton Police Department responded to a call at Wharton’s Oak Bend Emergency Room about a young boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
According to reports, the mother says her child gained access to her firearm inside her nightstand and accidentally shot himself.
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Officials say after life-saving measures were exhausted by doctors, nurses, and staff, along with Wharton EMS who assisted, the 3-year-old was pronounced dead.
The case is currently being investigated by Wharton Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.
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No further details have been provided at this time.
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