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11-year-old boy undergoes surgery after being shot in the legs, Dallas police say

Authorities arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the incident.
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An 11-year-boy underwent surgery Monday night after he was shot in both of his legs, authorities say. 

The incident occurred around 8:40 p.m. near the 3500 block of Wilhurt Avenue in Dallas. When police arrived at the scene, officers applied tourniquets to the boy’s legs. 

The boy was then rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery, according to officials. His condition is unknown at this time. 

Police arrested Kervin Coleman, 30, in connection with the incident for making a weapon accessible to a juvenile. Officers say they found a rifle and handgun at the location of the shooting. 

Coleman faces two charges, including injury to a child and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He remains in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail. 

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Kervin Coleman, 30

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