Child likely unintended target of domestic shooting in SW Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A child was hit by gunfire Friday morning that appeared to stem from a domestic situation, Houston police said.

According to HPD, the call of the shooting came in at about 11 a.m. in the 6500 block of Dunlap Street, which is located not too far away from Hillcroft and the Southwest Freeway.

Police did not immediately disclose the age or gender of the victim. The child was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

HPD added the child was likely an unintended target of a domestic situation that escalated.

The reported shooting marks the latest domestic violence incident happening in the Houston area.

Authorities have remarked recently about the rise of crime, especially domestic incidents, during the pandemic.

13 Investigates also examined the backlog of criminal court cases.

SEE MORE: Victims wait as courts face unprecedented COVID-19 delays

Follow Miya Shay on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Copyright © 2021 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.