Toddler may have shot herself at Fort Worth home, police say

Fort Worth police are investigating whether criminal charges will be filed for a shooting that seriously injured a 2-year-old late Wednesday night.

Investigators continue the search for answers in this case while a young girl is fighting to survive a gunshot wound to the chest.

This happened just after 11:30 p.m., in the 2600 block of Aiken Lane in southwest Fort Worth.

Officers responded to a shooting at a home there. The details are what detectives are trying to confirm.

Police said the mother of the child told officers the toddler may have removed the gun from an unsecured drawer and discharged it, striking herself in the chest. 

The child was taken to Cook Children's Hospital in stable condition, with life threatening injuries.

No further details were released about the child's condition beyond that.

Thursday afternoon, police declined an on-camera interview about the developments in this case.

They pointed out it is an ongoing investigation and, to this point, there are no criminal charges filed.  


Missing Everman 6-year-old: Look inside the shed where Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, 6 siblings lived

FOX 4 got a look inside the repurposed shed where a now-missing 6-year-old boy lived with his mother and siblings.