KPD Investigates Toddler Shooting

Killeen Police investigate a shooting on Kern Drive involving a two year old child.

Officers responded to 807 Kern Rd. at 8:43am on Friday, December 05, 2014, after receiving a call from a mother who advised her toddler son had accidentally shot himself. Officers arrived to find the toddler suffering from a gunshot wound to his left thigh and chest area.  Killeen Fire Department Paramedics arrived and immediately transported the child to the McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital in Temple in serious condition.  The mother told officers she was in the bathroom when she heard a loud bang; she went to the child’s bedroom to find him suffering from a gunshot wound. As officers were conducting the initial investigation they removed several other weapons from the residence.

The two year old victim underwent surgery to remove the bullet and is in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition. The victim, his 1 year old and 7 year old sisters have been removed from the family and placed in custody of the Child Protective Services at this time.

Detectives continue to investigate this case and more information will be released as it becomes available.

The Killeen Police Department encourages everyone to be responsible when children and weapons are in a residence. Children are very curious and can gain access to places you wouldn’t think are possible.  Keep your weapons locked and out of reach at all times.

Carroll Smith

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department


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