LPD investigates shooting of 5-year-old by 3-year-old sibling

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LUBBOCK, Texas — The Lubbock Police Department said Monday that officers are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon in the 1100 block of E Rice Street that left one 5-year-old with serious injuries.

According to LPD, shortly after 12:00 p.m., three children were in a parked vehicle outside of a residence. The vehicle was parked next to another vehicle being worked on by their father.

LPD said a 3-year-old climbed into the front seat and found a loaded handgun in the console. The 3-year-old discharged the firearm, striking their 5-year-old sibling, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

The 5-year-old was taken by EMS to University Medical Center, according to a social media post by LPD.

The third child was not injured, according to LPD.

Read the release from LPD below:

The Lubbock Police Department is investigating a shooting involving two juveniles that occurred shortly after noon Feb. 28 in the 1100 block of E Rice Street.

Three juveniles were located in a stationary vehicle outside of a residence, parked next to a vehicle being worked on by their father. A three-year-old climbed into the front seat of the vehicle and found a loaded handgun in the console of the vehicle. The three-year-old discharged the firearm, striking the five-year-old who was sitting in the front passenger seat. The third juvenile was not injured.

The five-year-old was transported to by EMS to University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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