Boys ages 1 and 6 injured in southeast Houston shooting, 1 suspect detained, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two children have been hospitalized after police said they were shot in southeast Houston.

On Monday, Houston police said officers were called out to a shooting in progress the 5900 block of Selinsky Road at about 7 p.m.

At the scene, a vehicle pulled over after seeing police lights. Officers investigated the vehicle and saw that a 1-year-old had been shot in the arm and a 6-year-old had been shot in the stomach. Officers immediately pulled the kids out of the vehicle and started to render aid until HFD arrived, police said.

Both kids, who police said are brothers, were taken to Texas Children's Hospital, where they are stable and expected to survive.

A third person, a man, was found to have been shot in the hand at a separate location.



At least one person has been detained, but police said they are questioning multiple people.

"We are very heartbroken. We are saddened that these incidents have to happen, especially to children. Innocent children," Houston Police Assistant Chief Patricia Cantu said. "It's very chaotic. We have multiple people we are talking to."

At this time, the cause of the shooting is still unknown as police said they are still investigating and asking for anyone who has information to come forward.

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