10-year-old boy killed in accidental shooting inside vehicle in north Houston, police say

The child was killed while playing with a gun with his 11-year-old cousin

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.

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