A Harrisburg boy has been killed in a tragic gun accident at his grandfather’s home in Texas.
Clay County, Texas, authorities say 9-year-old Daniel Wiley and another young family member were left at the home with their disabled great-grandmother while their grandfather went to a store on Friday.
The two boys reportedly took Bowman’s loaded, unsecured shotgun outside, and Daniel was shot accidentally.
Daniel’s grandfather, Danny Bowman, has been charged with felony child endangerment.
Harrisburg school officials said Daniel was set to start fourth grade this fall at East Side Intermediate School in Harrisburg. They declined further comment when we contacted them Monday afternoon. School starts in Harrisburg on August 19.
A memorial fund has been set up to help Daniel’s family pay his funeral expenses. Donations can be made online at this link: Daniel Wiley Memorial Fund.