Teen who fled after 5-year-old sister was shot turns himself in

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A teen has turned himself in after running from the scene of where his 5-year-old sister was found shot in northwest Houston.

The search for the 15-year-old boy, who was originally reported to be 14 years old, began after his sister was found hurt.

Houston police say the teen turned himself into juvenile probation late Monday night and will be charged with aggravated assault in the event that led to the injury of the 5-year-old girl

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Houston police told ABC13 the incident happened in the 4600 block of W. 34th Street near Mangum.

Officers said a mother woke up after hearing a gunshot. The woman told police she ran into the living room and found her 5-year-old daughter had been shot.

The woman told Houston police the 15-year-old boy was panicking. She added that he picked up a gun and fled the apartment.

Even though the teen has been found, the gun used in the incident has not been recovered and it is still unknown who shot the young victim.

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