Crime

4-year-old killed in Fort Worth may have been shot by sibling, police say

A 4-year-old child was shot and killed Sunday in Fort Worth, police said.

The first officers responded at about 11:42 a.m. for a shooting call in the 7700 block of Greengage Drive.

The child was identified as Truth Albright by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Truth was taken to a hospital and died there. Police said the initial investigation shows he may have been shot by a sibling. Police did not say how old the sibling is or whether the shooting is believed to be accidental.

About 16 police units were at the scene by 3:15 p.m. By 5:50 p.m., several police cars blocked the street and crime scene tape was strung up around the two-story brick house.

Larry Davison, who lives several houses down from where the shooting happened, said he had never talked to the people who lived there, but often saw two boys playing outside.

He said the last time he saw any emergency vehicles on the street was five years ago when a house caught fire.

The Crime Scene Search Unit, homicide detectives and Crimes Against Children detectives were processing the scene and conducting interviews Sunday evening. The Fort Worth homicide unit will conduct the follow-up investigation.

Two other children were shot in Arlington on Sunday in separate incidents, which remain under investigation.

Arlington police said a 6-year-old boy was in serious condition after being shot in the head by his 10-year-old brother at about 5 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cloyne Drive. An 8-year-old girl was shot in the buttocks in what police believe to be an accidental shooting about noon in the 3800 block of Mahonia Drive. She is expected to recover.

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Kaley Johnson is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. She majored in investigative reporting at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has a passion for bringing readers in-depth, complex stories that will impact their lives. Send your tips via email or Twitter.
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