HPD: Father accidentally shoots 9-year-old son in the chest

HPD: Father accidentally shoots 9-year-old son in the chest
HPD: Father accidentally shoots 9-year-old son in the chest

Houston Police say a man accidentally shot his nine-year-old early Saturday.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. outside a residence in the 4500 block of Hershe Street.

Investigators were told the child was shot while the father was putting a firearm away.

The child was transported to the Texas Children’s Hospital for treatment. Police said the child is in serious but stable condition.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.