2-year-old shot in Killeen

Police stand outside a home in the 1700 block of North 24th Street in Killeen, where a 2-year-old girl was shot Friday morning. The girl was airlifted to a hospital in Temple, where she was listed in stable condition as of Friday afternoon.

A 2-year-old girl was airlifted to a Temple hospital after she was shot in a north Killeen home Friday morning.

Police and paramedics were called to the home in the 1700 block of North 24th Street at 11:02 a.m. to respond to reports of a shooting. According to police, the child was inside the home with her mother and another child, who was not injured, at the time of the incident.

The mother contacted 911 and attended to the child until paramedics arrived and took over, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department.

Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said the circumstances of the shooting are under investigation, but she confirmed that the weapon was a handgun.

The girl was airlifted to the McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White in Temple. Late Friday afternoon, the girl was in surgery and listed in stable condition, according to police.

Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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Catnip

Where are the gun huggers? Stupid people should not be allowed to have guns. Another 2 year old? I just don't get why these things happen.

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