Dallas boy accidentally shoots self in church parking lot

Child shot

Credit: Bryan Titsworth / WFAA

Police investigate the scene where a child shot himself at Ridge Pointe Fellowship Church in Dallas as onlookers wait for information on April 13, 2013.

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Posted on April 15, 2013 at 6:39 AM

DALLAS — A six-year-old child is in critical condition after shooting himself in the chest.

Police said it happened Saturday night in the parking lot of Ridge Pointe Fellowship Church, 11440 Ferguson Road, in East Dallas.

Police said the little boy got into a vehicle, found a loaded handgun, and pulled the trigger.

The gun's owner, 24-year-old William Ross, was arrested and charged with injury to a child.

The young victim, whose name was not released, was being treated at Children's Medical Center Dallas.

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