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10-year-old accidentally shot by 12-year-old friend with long rifle, deputies say

An investigation is underway after a child was accidentally shot by his friend in northwest Houston.
An investigation is underway after a child was accidentally shot by his friend in northwest Houston. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a child was accidentally shot by his friend in northwest Houston.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday on Cypress North Houston Road and Perry Road near the Willowbrook Mall.

Harris County sheriff, Ed Gonzalez said deputies responded to the scene where they found a 10-year-old boy who had been accidentally shot.

Deputies said the weapon involved was a long rifle, and the child was shot by his 12-year-old friend.

The boy was rushed to the Methodist Willowbrook where he is being treated. Deputies said he is expected to survive.

It is unclear where the 12-year-old got the rifle. Authorities are investigating in an effort to learn more details surrounding the incident.


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