A child has been injured after police said she was struck by unintentional gunfire in northeast Houston.
The incident happened in the 3000 block of Buck around 9:10 p.m. Wednesday.
According to HPD Lt. Larry Crowson, a woman told police she saw a pistol in the grass near a residence. The woman then picked up the firearm and took it inside before she called a male neighbor to come over and look at the gun.
The neighbor then allegedly started messing with the gun, causing it to discharge.
A bullet went through the wall of a neighboring home and struck an 11-year-old.
The girl was taken to the hospital and was said to be in stable condition. No other injuries were reported.
Northeast officers are at 3000 Buck. 11 year old female was transported to the hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound. Initial investigation shows that the 11 year was struck by a an unintentional round that went through a wall. Adult male is being questioned. 202 pic.twitter.com/Pi7UirkAZU— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) June 8, 2023