HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 4-year-old boy remains in critical condition after deputies with Harris County Sheriff’s Office said he was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old boy using his uncle’s gun inside a home near Katy.
The shooting occurred in the 22300 block of Guston Hall Lane near Gorki Park Drive at around 2 p.m.
HCSO Major Susan Cotter said in a news conference that the boy’s uncle was visiting the residence and was apparently carrying a small-caliber handgun.
At some point, deputies said the 9-year-old boy found the gun somewhere in the home and accidentally fired the gun, striking the 4-year-old in the head.
The family did not call 911, but instead, the child was transported to Memorial Hermann in Katy in a private vehicle and then airlifted via Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in Texas Medical Center. He remains in critical condition.
Deputies said the investigation is still ongoing. The case will be presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to determine whether charges will be filed.