Argument leads to gunfire; boy, 12, father taken to local hospitals

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A late-night argument led to a shooting in Killeen that sent a 12-year-old boy and his 33-year-old father to a local hospital.

(Photo by Tianna Jenkins)

The argument broke out after the father, the boy and three other children ranging in age from 8 to 14 drove to a home in the 1700 block of North College Street, where the children’s mother and her fiancée were.

The mother’s fiancée is suspected of firing the shots.

He was arrested.

The boy was hit in the leg and his father, whom police identified as Daniel Morgan, was struck by a bullet fired through the windshield of his Mini Cooper.

The man was in critical condition Tuesday.

The boy was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Morgan was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in critical condition.

The argument evidently stemmed from a child custody dispute, police said.

Officers were first dispatched at around 11:15 p.m. Monday to a home in the 500 block of North 8th Street in response to a report of a disturbance.

After they arrived, they learned that those involved in the disturbance had left and were headed to a residence in the 1500 block of North College to continue the argument, police said.

As officers headed there, they received a report that a fight was in progress in the 1700 block of North College and that two people had been shot.

An officer spotted Morgan’s Mini Cooper in the 1600 block of North College, pulled it over, and found the two shooting victims.