9-year-old boy accidentally shoots 7-year-old brother in SW Houston, HPD says

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
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How did a child get ahold of a gun? That's what police are trying to figure out in yet another instance of shootings, this time injuring a young boy.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It is unclear if anyone will face charges after police say a 9-year-old boy shot his little brother.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on E. Anderson Road near Hopper in southwest Houston.

Police say the 9-year-old accidentally shot his 7-year-old brother while the two were playing with a gun.

The 7-year-old is expected to survive.

It's not clear how the 9-year-old brother got the gun.