5-year-old airlifted to hospital after being shot by 8-year-old in NE Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON – A 5-year-old child was reportedly shot in northeast Houston on Saturday.

According to police, the shooting took place in the 4900 block of Denmark and Lockwood at around 12:26 p.m.

Investigators say the child was shot by an 8-year-old.

The 8-year-old was taken to the hospital with lacerations to the head, although it is unclear how he was injured.

The 5-year-old was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. His current condition remains unknown.

HPD says they are viewing the shooting as accidental, and it is unclear if anyone will be charged.

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