HOUSTON – A toddler reportedly shot himself in the hand while at a park in north Houston Thursday afternoon, investigators say.
According to Houston police, the child was at Stuebner Airline Park in the 9200 block of Veterans Memorial Drive with a group of about four or five adult men.
At some time, an adult reportedly put the firearm down, within the toddler’s reach.
That’s when the child picked it up and shot himself.
The Houston Police Department says the caller who reported the shooting stated that the incident happened around 3:50 p.m.
HPD officials say the child’s father went with him to the hospital but the other adult men at the scene scattered after hearing the shot.
Medics say his injuries were severe but he is expected to survive.
It is unclear exactly who the gun belonged to or if anyone is expected to be charged.
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North officers are at 9200 Veterans Memorial at Stubner Arline Park. Initial reports are a one to two year old male was shot in the hand. Indications are the shooting was accidental. 202 pic.twitter.com/lUnhVVHBPS— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 25, 2022