11-year-old boy shot in leg while taking out the trash in west Houston

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11-year-old boy shot in leg while taking out trash in W. Houston
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The boy and his brother were taking trash to the dumpster when they heard two men arguing and then heard a gunshot. That's when the boy felt a sting in his leg.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A young boy was shot in the leg while taking out the trash with his brother in west Houston.

The shooting happened at an apartment complex on South Kirkwood Road near Briar Forest Drive just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said an 11-year-old boy and his 15-year-old brother were taking trash to the dumpster when they heard two men arguing.

They then heard a gunshot and the 11-year-old boy felt a sting. He had been shot in the leg.

The boy's parents called 911 and he was taken to the hospital in stable condition, HPD said.

After investigating, police determined that a gun was fired inside an apartment on Briar Forest Drive, hitting the boy in the leg.

Noe Fernandez, 22, was arrested and charged with injury to a child.