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Two Denison children shot in their home; one dead

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Denison paramedics take one of the young shooting victims to the hospital. (KTEN) Denison paramedics take one of the young shooting victims to the hospital. (KTEN)
An helicopter ambulance was used to airlift one of the young shooting victims to a hospital. (KTEN) An helicopter ambulance was used to airlift one of the young shooting victims to a hospital. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- Police said bullets fired from outside a Denison residence hit two young children inside late Sunday night. One did not survive.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. at a home in the 1700 block of West Elm Street.

A five-year-old boy was pronounced dead after being rushed to Texoma Medical Center in Denison. An 11-year-old was was airlifted to a Dallas hospital for treatment. he was last reported in stable condition in the intensive care unit. 

The names of the victims have not been released.

"We're being assisted by the Texas Rangers; they've been on the scene with us since the beginning," police spokesman Lt. Mike Eppler said Monday morning. "We're still just continuing to work the crime scene."

Police said they are following up on leads, but no arrests were reported.

Investigators said they did not know if the gunfire came from a car or from someone who was on foot. Eppler said he does not believe the rest of the neighborhood is in danger.

Nevertheless, friends and neighbors of the victims are devastated.

"I don't know why or who... why someone would do such a thing, especially so close to home and the holidays," said one neighbor who did not wish to be identified. 

Police urged anyone with information about the case to contact investigators.

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