13-year-old boy accidentally shot in Fifth Ward area, HPD says

The child was shot at an apartment home in northeast Houston
The child was shot at an apartment home in northeast Houston

HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating after a 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot in Houston’s Fifth Ward area.

Officers from the Houston Police Department responded to reports of a shooting in the 3800 block of Wipprecht Street around 3:40 p.m.

Police said the 13-year-old was found shot in the hip. The condition of the teenager was not immediately released.

Officers said witnesses at the scene said they were moving a bunch of stuff when a gun fell out of a box and went off, striking the teen.

This is a developing story. Continue to check back for more details.


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