HOUSTON – A 10-year-old boy is dead after an accidental shooting in north Houston, police say.
The shooting occurred at the 8300 block of Willow Place Drive at around 12:30 p.m.
Police said the 10-year-old boy’s mother sent him and his 11-year-old cousin to get something from her vehicle when the boys found a gun inside of the car.
Police said the two boys began playing with the gun when it suddenly discharged, striking the 10-year-old. Investigators said it’s unclear which of the boys was handling the gun when it went off.
The 10-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
HPD’s Homicide Division is currently investigating the incident.