5-year-old shot after gun discharged from another apartment unit in NW Harris County deputies say

Saturday, December 25, 2021
Child shot after gun discharged from another apartment, deputies say
Deputies said a person in another apartment unit was handling a gun when it discharged and entered the unit the child was in.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 5-year-old was shot on Christmas Eve when a gun discharged in another unit at an apartment complex in northwest Harris County, deputies said.

Deputies were called to the 12500 block of Barker Cypress Road.

Upon arrival, deputies said they learned a man in an apartment unit was handling a pistol when it discharged. The bullet exited the apartment and entered another unit, striking the child, according to authorities.

Deputies said the child was taken to the hospital in good condition. In an update at about 4:45 p.m., deputies said the child was stable.

After investigating, deputies said the man had just gotten home from work and was unloading his firearm because his own kids were around. That's when it went off.

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