Boy shot after parents get into domestic dispute in west Houston, police say

Police investigate a shooting that wounded a child at a Houston apartment complex Dec. 18, 2020. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A child was shot Friday morning during a domestic violence incident between the child’s parents in west Houston, according to police.

Authorities said the shooting happened in the 6500 block of Dunlap about 11:10 a.m.

Police said the father was moving out of the home and a fight started between him and the mother. Police said during the argument, a firearm was pulled out and fired, striking their 8-year-old son. The child was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

According to police, another minor was in the home at the time of the shooting but was not injured.

Police said the mother and father were both detained. HPD is waiting for investigators to decide if anyone will be charged in this incident.

Major Family Violence is also on the scene. Officials with the Major Family Violence emphasized that domestic violence situations are rising in the Houston area and their division wants to help the community deescalate altercations similar to this one. They said people can call Victim Services for assistance in dealing with domestic violence issues at 713-308-1100 or 800-799-SAFE.

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