The parents of two three-year-old boys are lucky their sons are alive after the children fired a gun they found in the family's SUV that was parked outside a Chuck E. Cheese in Fort Worth, Texas. The incident happened outside the Chuck E. Cheese at Southwest Loop 820 close to the Hulen Mall in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, shortly before 6 p.m.

According to Fort Worth police, the two boys had exited the Chuck E. Cheese and walked to the family’s SUV, with their parents trailing behind. As reported by Fox News, the children then opened the passenger door of the SUV and saw a .380-caliber pistol, which had either fallen out of – or was stored in – the vehicle's side compartment.

The police spokesman said that on finding the gun, one boy picked it up, accidentally shooting himself and wounding his hand. However, that same bullet reportedly went further, hitting the other boy in the side.

Kids rushed to hospital from Chuck E. Cheese

As reported by NBC DFW, both children were immediately rushed to Cook Children's Medical Center in a private vehicle, where one child was found to have serious, but apparently non-life-threatening, injuries from the incident, while the second boy only suffered minor injuries.

Second child shooting incident in two days

According to Sgt.

Mark Povero of the Fort Worth Police, this was the second such incident in two days involving guns and children. Povero said families are lucky to still have their loved ones with them today. He added that it could have been much worse and they could have been talking about dead children. The first shooting incident reportedly happened on Thursday morning, where a five-year-old discovered a gun, lying on a dresser in his home at Chestnut Ridge Apartments.

That child also accidentally shot himself in the hand, but fortunately survived.

Both shooting incidents are currently being investigated by the Fort Worth Police Crimes Against Children Unit. They did say in the latest incident, the more seriously wounded child will have a long journey of recovery ahead and that he is not out yet out of the woods.

According to police, they say it is too early to say if the parents are likely to face charges in the incidents.

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