Child accidentally fires gun at crime prevention rally
It's a yearly event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness and showcase the strides local law enforcement is making in our community, but at Tuesday’s National Night Out, an accidental discharge and according to officials, a young child pulled the trigger.
There are few details in the incident but we do know that the bullet pierced through the Laredo Police Department's Bomb Squad vehicle.
Gilberto Navarro, Assistant Police Chief, adds that all weapons are under the care and supervision of officers while on display and should have been inspected and made safe before setup.
Luckily, there were no injuries in the incident.
Law enforcement says the situation is still under investigation.