A 7-month-old boy remained in serious condition Tuesday from an accidental shooting last week involving the boy’s 4-year-old brother.
Temple Police Department spokeswoman Ellen Morton said the boys’ mother called 911 at 2:31 p.m. Thursday
The infant boy was taken to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center. No information was released by investigating officers about where he was shot, Neely said.
The 4-year-old was placed in the care of Child Protective Services, Morton said.
Temple Police officers arrived at the scene in two minutes, Morton said.
Three women at the scene said they saw a Temple Police officer holding the infant in his arms when they first came by the house in the 300 block of South 25th Street. The officer seemed to be waiting for EMS to arrive, one woman said. None of the three women would share their names.
The outward appearance of the residence seemed aimed at keeping people away. A privacy fence shielded the back yard from view. The wooden porch railing had three signs attached to it. The first one nearest the steps said, “Warning – Security cameras in use.”
The middle sign had a picture of a pistol in the middle and read, “The average response time of a 911 call is 23 minutes. The response time of a .357 is 1,400 feet per second.” The sign seemed to have four bullet holes in it. Other “No Trespassing” signs were on the property.
No information has been provided about how the child had access to the gun or if the woman will face any charges.
The police department’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating.