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2 brothers injured in accidental shooting in Tarrant

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 7:25 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2021 at 9:13 AM CST
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TARRANT, Ala. (WBRC) - A 24-year-old and his 2-year-old brother were both injured when a gun accidently went off in a Tarrant home early Thursday morning.

According to Tarrant Mayor Wayman Newton, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday morning in the 1400 block of Park Ave.

Tarrant Police said witnesses report the gun was in the possession of the 24-year-old brother’s waistband while he and the 2-year-old brother were in close proximity to each other.

The firearm was removed from his waistband and an accidental discharge happened, hitting the child in the hand and the adult in the back.

Several adult witnesses indicate no altercation was occurring before the firearm discharged. Investigators are verifying what they have been told and will consult with prosecutors and DHR as the investigation proceeds.

Mayor Newton tells us four adult family members were in the home at the time.

If you have any information in relation this incident, please call the Tarrant Police Department at (205) 849-2811.

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