A 5-year-old boy drowned in a pool at a southwest Houston apartment complex.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. Sunday at a complex in the 11000 block of Fondren Road.

One witness said she saw the boy running near the pool.  He slipped, bumped his head, and fell into the water, according to the witness.

Houston police said instead of calling 911, the boy's mother took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"I've been praying for this little boy," said the witness, who asked to remain anonymous.  "I've been praying for his mother, and I'm concerned for them."

The accident is still under investigation.