11-year-old dies after accidental shooting in Texarkana

    Police are investigating an accidental shooting that claimed the life of an 11-year-old in Texarkana.

    The Bowie County Sheriff’s office responded to the 600 block of Warren Thomas Road in reference to a possible accidental shooting around 9.20 pm last night. Deputies arrived to find 11-year-old Roland Toney with a fatal gunshot wound. It was reported that the victim was holding a firearm that belonged to an older sibling when the incident occurred. According to the sibling, he attempted to take the firearm from the victim when it discharged, striking the victim. He passed away as a result of that injury. The victim has been sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas for autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

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