A tragic incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon at a Walmart parking lot in Choctaw, Oklahoma. A 14-year-old boy unintentionally shot his 8-year-old brother in the chest while they sat inside a car while their mother was shopping.
Bystanders heard the gunshot and promptly called 911. Law enforcement stated that the boy was initially given aid by a responding officer, who was the first to be on scene.
Miraculously, the 8-year-old boy was alert and talking when the officers arrived. Responders took him to the University of Oklahoma trauma center. His condition is believed to be stable, and he is currently awaiting potential surgery.
Many outlets are reporting that the boy’s father is an Oklahoma City police officer and that the gun belongs to him. However, KOCO reported that police stated the 8-year-old and his brother are related to an employee of the police department, and it is unclear who the gun belongs to. An investigation is still ongoing, and more information will be released when available.