- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

FORNEY, Texas (AP) - Kaufman County police say a 5-year-old boy is injured after accidentally shooting himself with a handgun in Forney.

Capt. Fred Klingelberger said officials were called to a trailer near a paintball facility about an accidental shooting Saturday evening. Klingelberger said that two boys, ages 5 and 6, were watching TV when the 5-year-old grabbed a handgun.

Police say that the 6-year-old told him to put the gun down and continued watching television before hearing a gunshot. Police say the 6-year-old found the other child on the floor and went and told adults, who called authorities.

The boy was transported to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Klingelberger said the boy was “awake and alert” when he was taken to the hospital.

Klingelberger said it is unclear who the weapon belongs to and the investigation is ongoing.

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