Baby fatally shot by 3-year-old brother, Houston police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An infant who showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead shortly after arriving late Friday morning, according to Houston police.

The police department confirmed it received a call about the child at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center just before 11 a.m.

According to a tweet, police said their commanders and public information officers were heading to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Crestdale, near Kempwood, in connection with the deadly shooting.

The victim, Royal Gordon, was only 8 months old. The gun was reportedly discharged by the victim's 3-year-old brother inside the family's apartment.

There are no criminal charges at this time and the case will be presented to the Harris County District Attorney's Office after further investigation, police announced.

Recent shooting incidents involving children

In recent days, law enforcement around the area has had to deal with several different instances in which children were hit by gunfire.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office arrested a 22-year-old college student accused of opening fire in a road rage shooting that left an 11-year-old girl with significant injuries.

Last month, a 6-year-old girl died after she was shot multiple times in Pasadena. The man charged with murder in her death is accused of opening fire over spilled water.

REPORT FROM FEBRUARY: More than 40 children under age of 12 have been killed in Harris County since 2019

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