According to preliminary information, a 3-year-old boy accidentally fired a pistol and hit his brother.
Houston Police (HPD) officials said they received a phone call from Memorial Hermann Hospital on Friday at around 11:00 AM, noting that an eight-month-old baby had died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
HPD commanders & PIO are en route to the shooting of a child, reportedly at an apartment at 3130 Crestdale Dr near Kempwood in west Houston.
The child was brought to a hospital at 921 Gessner Rd about 10:55 am & pronounced deceased.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 9, 2021
The investigation led detectives to an apartment complex located in the Spring Branch grounds where the incidents took place.
There were several adults with minors on the ward and they did not provide details of how the child’s brother found the gun and shot him.
The minor was taken to hospital, the investigation is still ongoing, why it was not his relatives who reported it to the authorities.
A few hours later, authorities found a gun in the vehicle that relatives had used to transport the minor.
Whether or not anyone can be charged has not yet been established, it will depend on the outcome of the investigation.