One child dead, another injured in East Texas

Dec 13, 2011

VAN ZANDT COUNTY - Van Zandt County deputies and Texas Rangers are investigating two separate accidental shootings involving children.

KTRE-TV reports that a five-year-old is dead after he was shot in the chest on his grandfather’s property at Callender Lake, west of Tyler. It is unclear whether the child shot himself or was shot by someone else. 

A ten-year-old is listed in critical condition at a Dallas hospital after he was shot in the head with a pellet gun. Authorities believe that shooting, which happened in rural northern Van Zandt County on Sunday, was also accidental.