Deputies said a 14-year-old is charged after a 1-year-old was killed and a 9-year-old was injured in a shooting Tuesday night. The 1-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene whereas the 9-year-old suffered a non-life-threatening injury. The 14-year-old was taken to the Van Zandt County Juvenile Detention Facility.
According to the reports, the incident happened just after 5 p.m., in the 2100 block of Juniper Drive, in the Windmill Farms Community. It’s believed this was an accidental shooting.
The 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and the 9-year-old boy had an injury to his hand. Deputies searched the 14-year-old’s house and interrogated him. Deputies charged the 14-year-old with unlawful carrying of a weapon and making a firearm accessible to a child.
However, the investigation is ongoing. No more details have been released.