10-year-old expected to recover after being shot in face while playing video games, deputies say

HOUSTON – Deputies said they are searching for the person who shot a 10-year-old boy in the face Wednesday in north Harris County.

Deputies said the incident happened about 4 a.m. on Birnam Wood Boulevard and Reynaldo Drive. According to HCSO, someone outside of the home was shooting and hit the boy while he was in his room playing video games.

“It will be unusual if a 10-year-old was targeted,” said Sgt. Jason Brown, of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “Whether or not the house was targeted or there’s mistaken identity, we don’t know yet.”

Update on shooting of 10-year-old boy at a home on Birnam Wood Blvd. and Reynaldo Dr. in North Harris County. Detective says the boy was playing video games when someone shot through his window. It hit the boy in the head. He was flown to the hospital in critical condition and in surgery.

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Deputies said the victim was flown to the hospital via Life Flight in critical condition. Deputies later said the boy is expected to recover from his injuries.

According to HCSO, the child’s siblings and parents were inside the home when he was shot. Deputies said they are being interviewed.

Deputies said it was possibly a drive-by shooting.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact HCSO at 713-221-6000.

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