Published May 06, 2011
| Associated Press
TELFERNER, Texas -- Authorities say a 4-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the stomach by a 5-year-old sibling who was playing with a bolt-action rifle in the family's Victoria County home.
Victoria County authorities on Friday were still investigating. The shooting happened late Wednesday, and authorities said the children's parents were home at the time.
Chief Deputy Terry Simons told the Victoria Advocate that investigators are trying to determine why the children were left unsupervised. The parents drove their wounded son to a nearby grocery to meet with paramedics, who then rushed the boy to a hospital.
No names or gender of the other sibling have been released.
Telferner is located just outside Victoria.