2 children injured in accidental shooting outside Chuck E. Cheese's in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas — Two children were injured Friday in an accidental shooting in the parking lot of a Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant in Fort Worth, authorities said.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the two 3-year-old boys were taken to Cook Children's Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Marc Povero, a police spokesman, said the children left the restaurant ahead of their parents and went to the family vehicle, where they found a .380-caliber pistol. As one of the children was playing with the weapon, it discharged, injuring the child in the hand and striking the other child, 3, in the back.

“It went through his hand and into the second child through his back and torso area,” Povero told the Star-Telegram.

Police were still investigating the shooting Friday night, speaking with the children’s parents and other witnesses.