Boy now in stable condition after accidental shooting

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- The 12-year-old Fannin County boy shot earlier this week is now in stable condition.

The boy was accidentally shot in the head by his 14-year-old brother on Monday.

Deputies say the boys were home alone when the shooting occurred.

Both parents were at work at the time of the shooting.

Two pistols were also found in the home.

The shooting is still under investigation.


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  • by Pam Location: Fort Worth on Aug 23, 2007 at 06:31 PM
    I am a former schoolmate of the Mom and she would never let something happen to her child like this. This was an accident and all you idiots need to lay off of them. Pray like GOD intended us to do and NOT JUDGE others. That's God's job not YOURS! My prayers are with you all. May God Bless you and your family during this tragic time.
  • by Bob Location: Far East Texas on Aug 17, 2007 at 10:11 PM
    Folks. This was a tragic accident. I know this family and those boys are good kids. Their parents are good, honest, hard-working people. The weapon was unloaded and not out in the open. When tragedy strikes...people like to sit back and place blame, without any knowledge of the facts. Basing their opinions on simple rumors and gossip and whatever our biased media wants us to believe, in an effort to make us read their papers or watch their news channels. The bottom line is a young child is lying in a hospital fighting for his life. Maybe we should pray rather than point fingers. His family needs your prayers not your comdemnation. Shame on you.
  • by FRIEND Location: DODD CITY on Aug 17, 2007 at 06:34 PM
    I have known the father of these boys for years. I do know he loves and cares a great deal for his children. What happened is tragic regardless of who's to blame. Blame doesn't change things. Show the family the comfort you would want in a time like this. As a father of two myself, I can assure you there will not be a day in his life he doesn't place some blame on himself. As for me I'll spend some time praying for this family and May God Bless them all.
  • by A Friend Location: Bonham, TX on Aug 17, 2007 at 09:23 AM
    I just want to say I know this family very well and they ARE good parents and they would never do anything to endanger their children. They have been through some tough times the last few years but through it all their kids came first. I know for a fact these were NOT loaded guns just laying around. They were locked up in a gun cabinet. This Dad and his sons love to hunt and the boys HAVE been taught gun safety and to always respect guns. This was just a freak accident and a case of boys being boys. Blaming the parents here is just adding more pain and guilt to an already devastated family. My heart goes out to this family and I pray that the boy lives through this accident and makes a full recovery. May God bless them all.
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Aug 16, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    I agree with 40 something, some people take the comments way to personal. But then again maybe they should and try to learn from their mistakes. Children should never be left unattended with loaded guns around.
  • by 40 Something Mom & Grandma Location: Oklahoma on Aug 16, 2007 at 09:06 AM
    I think everyone is getting way too personal on here. I don't think people are lashing out at the FAMILY, I think they are simply stating their opinion of the SITUATION. And I think this space is intended for that purpose, as well as condolences if that is what one feels the need to comment. Opinions are like a**holes, every-body has one and everybody can be one. I don't think kids should be left alone without some way of protecting themselves. But I think they should fear the punishment from their parents if they "play" with guns.
  • by Family Location: N. Hopkins on Aug 16, 2007 at 12:44 AM
    First of all, the guns WERE locked up.....2nd of all, the kids have been tought not to play with guns, (loaded or not), and 3rd.....in the state of Texas, 14 is a legal age to left home alone!!!!! How many daycares have openings for 14 year olds? This was a case of boys being boys, and doing something that was clearly against their parents rules. ACCIDENTS happen.....please don't blame the parents in this case, they are devasted and have enough self blame at this point. Know the facts in this particular case before you write insenastive remarks. Both parents have tought the boys right from wrong, and sometime kids make mistakes. I firmly believe that guns should be locked up and kids should have knowlegde of gun safty......in this case there was both......Please pray for the recover of this child and the strength of the parents, brother, and our family!!!!
  • by t and k Location: Texas on Aug 15, 2007 at 10:45 PM
    Both of the boys are good children and the parents are hard-working. We should concentrate on getting the facts about the situation, before we form opinions based on media. Our prayers should be with the family of this young child.
  • by R U Serious? Location: TX on Aug 15, 2007 at 02:19 PM
    Awesome grammar, Anonymous. Nice spelling, too. Well then allow me to say to everyone who has posted on here: Think about if this was your child. Or your grandchild. How would you feel reading gossiping morons' opinions of your poor parenting when a loved one's life is on the line? If by 'contemporary' you mean 'not living under a rock,' then, yeah, I guess I am. I think the "disrespect" I show is minimal in comparison to the amount you show toward this family by turning their tragedy into a place to voice your opinion of how great the world was in 1922 and how today's young people are such the problem.
  • by Jackson Location: Silo on Aug 15, 2007 at 01:58 PM
    Accidents have no age limit.
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