Child struck by stray bullet from neighbor’s apartment in NW Harris County, deputies say

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A child believed to be around 5 years old was struck by a stray bullet in the Cypress area on Christmas Eve, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed.

The incident happened in the 12500 block of Barker Cypress Rd. shortly before 2 p.m.

According to HCSO, a person in an apartment unit was handling a pistol, cleaning it, when it discharged. The bullet exited the apartment and entered another unit, striking the child.

The child was transported to the hospital in good condition.

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