HORSESHOE BAY, Texas (KXAN) - A Horseshoe Bay boy is recovering in an Austin hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the chest Thursday, Horseshoe Bay Police said.
The boy was transported by ambulance to Dell Children's Hospital where he had part his right lung removed. HSBPD say the 3-year-old boy's parents and a neighbor drove him to meet the ambulance on Thanksgiving Mountain.
Police went back to the victim's home with his parents where they found a loaded handgun on the kitchen table. The parents told police their son picked up the gun and it went off. They declined investigators' initial attempt to search the home.
After obtaining a search warrant, investigators learned the handgun they found was not the weapon involved in the shooting. They also uncovered more conflicting information.
One account said the victim's father hid the weapon in brush away from his house, but a search of the area didn't yield any results.
The suspected weapon was later found in a neighbor's home. Police say they found three handguns and a rifle that were taken there after the shooting.
Officers continue to investigate the shooting and why the parents went through the trouble of hiding the weapon. The Llano County District Attorney's Office and Texas Rangers are also assisting with the investigation.
Once the investigation is complete and forensic ballistic analysis has been done to identify the weapon that was involved, authorities will meet with the District Attorney to determine if any charges are warranted.
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