It happened in the 12600 block of SH-249, according to Major Wayne Kuhlman.
Kuhlman said the incident occurred when someone fired a handgun at passing vehicles.
If you know any information regarding the gunman or the shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Last night in the 12600 block of SH249 a person fired a handgun at passing vehicles. An 8 year old child was injured in the shooting. If you have information call us or Crime stoppers!— Major Wayne Kuhlman (@HCSO_CIB) July 18, 2021
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